Regularise sanitisation workers: Vikram Malhotra urges JMC



JAMMU: Apni Party General Secretary Vikram Malhotra on Wednesday urged Jammu Municipal Corporation to regularize sanitization workers who keep the city clean.
In a statement to the press, Vikram Malhotra said that it was unfortunate on the part of the authorities in JMC for ignoring the genuine demands of the sanitization workers.
“The sanitization workers keep our city clean, but they themselves live a miserable life because of ignorance of the Corporation,” said Malhotra and further added that the JMC should frame a comprehensive regularization policy for these people and their health checkup should be made mandatory.
He said that these sanitization workers keep the residential areas, markets and public places clean while there is no guarantee to their jobs.
“The corrupt officials are stumbling blocks in the way of regularization and they are behind the exploitation of the sanitization workers,” he said.
He said that Smart City is only possible when the city is clean. “However, without these workers, it is not possible. Therefore, the Corporation should regularize them,” he added.
Meanwhile, Suresh Kumar, Suriya, Neetu, Baby, Vikram and others joined the Apni Party in presence of the senior leaders.
Speaking on the occasion, Provincial President, Jammu, Manjit Singh welcomed them into the party and said that many people leaving other political parties have joined the Apni Party because of its developmental policies and programmes.
“We work for the unity of two regions. Our Party agenda is based on secularism, unity and equality of all. The divisive forces who tried to create wedge between the people have been exposed,” said Manjit Singh. He appealed to the party leaders and workers to work among the people.
The programme was attended by Jammu, District President, Pranav Shagotra, J&K Trade Union President Ajaz Kazmi, Provincial President, Jammu Youth Wing Gourav Kapoor, Shabir Kohli, Rupali Rani, Raj Kumar Sharma, Sapna gill, Sanjay Kumar, Vijay Magotra, Vipan Bali and others were also present.