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Director Information rescinds order of holding salaries of at least 52 employees

SRINAGAR: Director of Information and Public Relations (DIPR) has decided to rescind the order that it had issued holding the salaries of employees who allegedly were not remaining present on duty during the visit of dignitaries in Jammu and Kashmir.

Yesterday, the employees had staged a protest at the Rambagh office here and were demanding release of salary. They had alleged that salaries were stopped for unknown reasons.

“Based on the report received from Joint Director Information, Kashmir it has been certified that all employees were present on duty in connection with the visit of various dignitaries to the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. Therefore, Order No. INF/101 of 2021 dated 28.09.2021 issued under endorsement No.INF/Estt-II/2021/2131- 41 dated 28.09.2021 and Notice issued under endorsement No. INF/Estt-141/2021/2121-30 dated 28.09.2021 are withdrawn, reads an order from the Directorate of Information.

An employee from the Information department said “The order that has been withdrawn was about the absence of employees but the fact is that no employee remains absent and works round the clock.” He said though the order has been withdrawn, they are going to meet the Director and will urge him to release the salaries of employees of both Kashmir and Jammu Division. (KDC)


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