Uploaded list of casual labourers raises eyebrows
‘Many Genuine Contenders Left Out For Want Of Aadhar; Some Names In List Not Bona Fide’
The lists of casual and other labourers working in various government departments uploaded by Finance Department on its official website has created confusion among various daily-rated workers, who have urged the authorities to come clear on the matter.
On 18 January 2018, Finance Department uploaded a department-wise list of daily-rated workers under the title “Aadhar based skill profiling of causal labourers and others”. Later, some of the persons circulated this list on social networking sites, claiming government has regularized the services of these labourers who appear in the record.
However, government was quick to clarify that no such official lists have yet been formulated or finalized by the government.
But what has caused concern among various daily rated workers, is that some of them could not submit their Aadhar numbers before the authorities concerned, thus their names didn’t appear in the list uploaded by the department.
Shabir Ahmad Deenda of Raiyar in Khan Sahib tehsil of Budgam district said he was engaged in forest department as need-based worker in March 2011. “We were asked to submit Aadhar card numbers and the deadline was 31 June 2017. At that time, my Aadhar number was not generated as was also the case with various other people in my locality. I only got it in October 2017,” he sai