TJAC braces for ‘job battle’

TJAC braces for ‘job battle’

Prof Kodandaram urges unemployed youth to take part in the agitation in large numbers to make the programme a grand success

Prof Kodandaram urges unemployed youth to take part in the agitation in large numbers to make the programme a grand success

Hyderabad: The Telangana Joint Action Committee (TJAC) chairman Prof Kodandaram asked the unemployed youth to attend ‘Koluvulakai Kotlata’ in large numbers and wanted them to extend support to a peaceful meeting to get their unemployment issue solved.

The JAC is gearing up for its ‘Koluvulakai Kotlata’, a first-of-its-kind protest meeting with police permission after the formation of Telangana State at Saroornagar Indoor Stadium on Monday.

The police have given permission to the JAC for the public meeting on the directions of the High Court but with certain conditions.

The JAC had organised preparatory meetings in the districts to get support for their meetings apart from distributing pamphlets about the meeting. The JAC chief also met the Congress and the BJP and other party leaders seeking their support for agitation for employment. There will be cultural activities including folksongs and food stalls having Telangana food. There will be a ‘Wall of Democracy’ at the venue where the unemployed youth can express their views and sign on it. The venue would be called as ‘Amarula Pranganam’ and the dais will be called ‘Srikantha Chary Vedika’. The JAC volunteers will regulate the youth and students attending the Kotlata.

The JAC is organising the meeting with several demands including notifying vacant positions in various departments, filling up of all government vacancies, bringing recruitment calendar, providing reservations to locals in the public sector undertakings, cancelling the contract and outsourcing employment and encouraging small, medium and cottage industries for self-employment.

The JAC chairman said that entire Telangana was facing a severe employment severe crisis. He said many youth took part in the Telangana agitation for jobs. “We thought this issue would be given importance by the government. We gave information to the government in different ways. We tried many things to find a solution for this issue. We have been trying for Koluvulakai Kotlata right from February onwards and got permission because of the court,” said Kodandaram.

The JAC chief alleged that the government was decreasing the number of vacancies. He said that the government first said that there were five lakh vacancies but now they were saying only over a lakh posts were vacant. The Chief Minister had said that the government would fill 1.07 lakh vacancies, he said, adding that without adequate staff, the government could not take up its work. There was shortage of staff in District Collectors’ offices and also in the Tahsildar offices, he alleged.

Kodandaram called upon the unemployed youth to attend the meeting in large numbers and wanted it to be completed peacefully for getting a solution from the government.

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