Engineering Graduates around the J&K are observing September 15 – which has historically been celebrated as Engineer’s day by the several countries around the world- as Black day. This day is observed to appreciate the good work that engineers have been doing. There is no doubt about the fact that technological innovation by the engineer’s has brought ease in our day-to-day lives, and transformed societies in general.
In Jammu and Kashmir, the State has been the sole employment generator for the engineering graduates- as there are no significant corporate and private institutes in the region. However since 2014, no posts for engineering graduates have been created or advertised by the administration – leaving thousands of bright young engineering graduates in despair. This non-recruitment has also led to under-staffing of various government departments – which has a significant impact on governance of these departments and administration in general- which is contrary to the stated goals of current administration.
Mr Khawaja Itrat, President JKSO has been interacting with dozens of engineering graduates – who are in complete contempt over failure of administration to create any jobs, and have accordingly decided to celebrate September 15 as Black Day. They have been waiting for employment for years, while many among them have taken other jobs – which are not in-line with their technical skill-set- leaving them dissatisfied and their potential being wasted.
JKSO stands in complete solidarity with the engineering graduates, and to-be graduates of the region, and press on the administration to work on their stated goal of bringing jobs and prosperity to the graduates.We will be using every fora to raise these genuine demands of the engineering graduates.