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KATHUA: Former Minister and President DCC Kathua Dr Manohar Lal Sharma on Sunday restoration of statehood.Addressing a press conference at Party District Headquarters Kathua, Dr Sharma said that Statehood to Jammu and Kashmir should be restored with full protection of Job and land rights. Demotion of JK from State to UT is widely criticized on National to international platforms. He again pitched for statehood for Jammu in order to remove regional discrimination.Dr Sharma lambasted local BJP leadership for cheating the nationalist people of Jammu. He further questioned that Why BJP leadership of Jammu is keeping mum on J&k being converted to UT from a state and further said that they played hand in gloves with center to J&K an UT and further to hide their failure to fulfill their promise of providing statehood to Jammu they are deviating the common masses . Dr Sharma further said even during BJP-PDP government many decision taken were anti-youth, anti-Jammu but none of the 25 MLA from BJP raised their voices against discrimination with area. He further said it feels pain to see that J&K has been degraded to an UT from a state and also said that this is for the first time that a state has been converted to UT where as in general cases an UT is converted to a state.He further said that recently MHARD order no:3654 (E)of 2020 which is totally against the basic spirit of Panchayat Raj Act and 73rd and 74th Amendment of Constitution of India. “It violates four things of the above mentioned act” he said adding that bypassing the Block development council and its chairperson, duly elected by the BDC elections happened recently. No role has been defined in the proposed District development council, which is visa viz No voting rights to elect chairman and vice chairman of DDC. As mentioned in the act 20% percent of the allocated funds will go directly to DDC and 80 percent will be in the hands of Panchayats and no funds will be available to Block Development Council. It weakens the grass root level democratically panchayat raj institution in rural areas as well as Urban Local Bodies.In proposed act separate development committee in urban areas will be headed by the Member Parliament of that constituency. It is important to mention that MP is already overburdened by already assigned duties and moreover it also gives control of the Elected Urban Municipal Councils and committees to the appointed MP. Therefore it violates the basic principles of the act whose sole purpose is decentralization of power in grass root levels of local self-government and also affects the autonomous character of Panchayati Raj Act and urban Local Bodies Act. Appointment of Additional Deputy Commissioner as the CEO of DDC and other constituent of Districts, itself shows government is not much interested in strengthening the institutions and rather wants to make it as a Body with weak heads.He also demanded regularization of daily wagers working in different government departments under SRO-64: Sixty two Thousand (62000) daily wagers working in different government departments like PHE, PDD, PWD, Rural Development, Irrigation and flood control And forest, fisheries. They are agitating since long, but present BJP govt and LG Administration has completely failed to regularize these daily wagers and to pay any attention to the difficulties faced by these workers. They are even not getting Regular Salary under the present regime. From last Seven years they have completely failed to provide any substantial relief and rather have been doing false promises. Firstly they promised regularization under SRO-520, but nothing has happened yet. By Doing false promises, they have failed in every front and have been playing with the life of these people and have made complete mockery of them. “We demand Regularization of all daily wagers under SRO-64 and also demand the regularization of Adhoc and contractual employees with immediate effect” he demanded.
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