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Jammu, December 15

Displaced Kashmir Hindu employees engaged under Prime Minister employment package had accused respective district administration in valley of deliberately stalling and disobeying the order of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to release pending salaries of Pandits. Employees have alleged that some officials are trying to create rift between Pandit employees and Government.

In a joint statement issued here today community leaders alleged that even the directions of the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and the Relief and Rehabilitation Minister, Basharat Bhukhari is being disregarded by local administration.

Leaders have alleged that Drawing and Disbursing Officers (DDOs) and District Treasury Officers (DTOs) were not releasing the salaries of Migrant employees who had to flee in the wake of unrest in the Valley adding the employees were in a miserable condition due to paucity of finances to run their households.

All Party Migrant Coordination Committee (APMCC) chairman, Vinod Pandit claimed that while government had clearly instructed the Kashmir administration to release the salaries of the Migrant Employees without delay and not force them to join till conditions were conducive the respective District Commissioners (DCs) and DDOs were not heeding to the directive and instead some DTOs have flatly refused to release the salaries of the employees.

Pandit said that while the district administration was showing over enthusiasm in sanctioning ex-gratia to those who were involved in various anti-national activities they were hell-bent upon harassing the nationalist elements who were trying to create an atmosphere for dignified return of Kashmiri Pandits to Valley.

They said that the Chief Minister in her meeting with APMCC leadership on November 10, 2016 had issued clear instructions that salaries to the migrant employees should be released forthwith and nobody should be forced to join till conditions improve.

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