Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Job quota in government for Kashmiri Pandits

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    Manmohan Singh
    • In a first major step aimed at the return of the Kashmiri Hindu migrants to their homes in the Valley, Jammu and Kashmir’s migrant youth were Wednesday approved reservation in 3,000 government jobs.
      The move was approved by the cabinet ministers Wednesday. A cabinet meeting scheduled for Tuesday evening was postponed as Chief Minister Omar Abdullah had to meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in New Delhi Wednesday.

      Sources in the cabinet told IANS that the government has given formal approval for absorbing 3,000 Kashmiri Pandit youths in government service in the Valley. The jobs have been reserved at the district and divisional level.

    • “Those availing reservation in jobs would have to permanently station themselves in the Valley and even a single day’s unauthorised absence from duty would cost them their jobs,” an official told IANS.

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