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Govt’s trying to snatch livelihood of professional engineers: SHGEA J&K | KNO

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Srinagar, Aug 13 (KNO): The self Help Group of Engineers Association Jammu and Kashmir expressed its serious resentment against the government order on abolition of reserving a portion of projects scheme of 30 percent allotted by government earlier wherein over 15,500 professional engineers earned livelihood and were dependent on. Talking to news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), president of the SHGEA, Er Parvaiz Safvi, said that ever since the scheme was launched as an alternative to government jobs, hundreds of professional engineers and freshers’ along with family members were dependent on the same for years now. He said that the new Lieutenant Governor (LG) of Jammu and Kashmir, Manoj Sinha, is himself an engineer and he must be knowing how productive and helpful all the professional engineers are who have not only earned livelihood form this scheme but have also contributed in the development of respective areas with advent ideas. Safvi said that the decision of general administration department (GAD) has not only left the engineers shell shocked rather the family members are in deep shock and aggrieved. He also said that all the self-help groups in district levels have hired people for different office related work and have taken buildings on rent whose lone source of income will get affected now due to government’s abrupt decisions to abolish the scheme. Shahid-ul-Islam, another member of the self-help group said that the scheme for unemployed Engineers was launched by then then chief minister of erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir late Mufti Mohamed Sayeed as an alternative to government jobs. Terming the move as deliberate attempt to snatch livelihood, the association of self-help group said that the government has snatched lone source of income from the team of professionals who have no other alternative to earn livelihood and has rendered hundreds of families shattered—(KNO)

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