STATE TIMES NEWS
JAMMU: Wards of policemen, who died while discharging their duties, held a protest against the government here on Monday for not granting them employment on compassionate grounds under the Statutory Regulatory Order (SRO) 43. They appealed the Lt Governor administration to provide jobs to the next of kin of deceased cops as per SRO 43/376 of 2017.
Scores of protesters raised slogans against Chief Secretary B V R Subrahmanyam, accusing him of failing to approve the files necessary for the grant of government jobs to the wards of deceased police personnel.
The protesters alleged that the Chief Secretary has not given approval to even a single file in three years despite assurances by a Governor and two Lieutenant Governors.
“From the Director General of Police to the Home Secretary and the General Administrative Department, all have approved the cases of our SRO-43 appointments but it is lying with the Chief Secretary for the last three years,” they said.