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JU Non-teaching employees ask J&K govt to ensure their safety amid Covid-19

Last Updated on May 8, 2020 at 6:25 pm

With the government of Jammu and Kashmir deciding to start the functioning of higher educational institutions with 30 percent staff, the Non Teaching Employees Union of University of Jammu has shot off a memorandum to the Vice Chancellor of University of Jammu asking to ensure their safety.

Pawan Singh, president of the union has stated in the memorandum, ”this is in reference to the government order regarding opening of offices of Universities and Colleges in the union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir bearing govt. order no. 234-JK (HE) of 2020 dated May 6. As the administration is ready to open the offices of various educational institutions with 30 percent staff on rotational basis, it is requested to your good-self before opening the campus of Jammu University kindly look into the some points”.

Singh in the memorandum has stated that the 30 percent staff which will be called during the lockdown period must be provided with the lockdown passes. The employee who hails from the other nearby districts must be provided with inter-district passes respectively.

“The staff members who are not in a privilege position to own their own personal conveyances must be provided with University Transport services”, Singh stated.

“The university campus must be properly sanitized and fumigated before the opening of the university campus. Hand wash and sanitizers must be the important part of the office infra for the ideal hygienic condition in the office” Pawan Singh said in the memorandum. 

A general advisory regarding the Do’s and Don’t’s regarding the COVID-19 pandemic must be floated among the staff members has also been demanded from the government.

Pawan said that it was very important that safety of those employees who would attend their offices must be kept in mind in the present circumstances when many cases of the infection have been reported across the state.