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Government employees in Jammu and Kashmir asked to join duties with immediate effect

Most of the government employees are not attending their duties after the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani on July 8 last month.

All government and semi-government employees in Jammu and Kashmir have been directed to join their duties immediately or else they will be treated absent from duties and their salary will be deducted for the month of August.

Most of the government employees are not attending their duties after the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani on July 8 last month.

The Divisional Commissioner in his order has said that last month salary was given to all the employees, but this month the salary will not be given to those employees who did not attend office duties.

The order further said that all head of the departments have been directed to withhold the salaries of the absent employees.

Official sources said government has reports that some of the government employees, mostly school teachers are actively involved in organising stone pelting in the Kashmir Valley since July 9 in which dozens have been identified by the police and security forces.

The Divisional Commissioner, Baseer Ahmed Khan has issued an order in which he has directed all absent employees in civil secretariat and all district headquarters to join their duties immediately.

About 5.50 lakh employees are working in government and semi-government departments and the state government is spending about Rs 15,000 crore on their salaries per year.

Around 2000 government and Kashmiri Pandit migrant employees have also fled from the Valley after mass protests in connection with killing of Burhan Wani in Kokernag area of Anantnag district last month.

The state education Minister, Naeem Khan has also urged the parents of school children to cooperate with the divisional administration so that schools can be opened as the education of many students is getting jeopardised.

Read at  http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/kashmir-unrest-government-employees-duties-burhan-wani/1/743935.html

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