Local urban bodies staff stage protest in B'pora
Seek salary release in accordance with HUDD re-organization
Bandipora, Oct 24: Hundreds of Locals Bodies employees here today staged a demonstration demanding release of their salaries in accordance with the re-organization in the Housing and Urban Development Department.
The employees gathered at Main Chowk here and staged the protest under the banner of J&K Urban Local Bodies Employees United Forum. The protestors marched from the Municipality Office Nishat Park to the Main Chowk Bandipora wherein various trade union leaders addressed the gathering.
“New rules were drafted by the Government in 2008 to release our salaries in accordance with reorganization of the department, but till date we continue to draw our salaries as per old arrangement,” said Forum president, Manzoor Pampori urging the authorities to redress their genuine grievances.
He said, the employees were forced to take the recourse of protest following indifference from the government over the matter.
EJAC (Q) district president, Muhammad Sharief Shah while speaking on the occasion also highlighted the problems of the employees and urged the Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah to look into the matter.
A senior official in the Directorate of the Local Bodies told Greater Kashmir that the demands of the employees would not be fulfilled till the case of ‘illegal’ recruitment was sorted out.
“Directorate is yet to decide on the demands of these employees because hundreds of people have been illegally recruited in various Municipalities, which is being investigated by an enquiry committee,” he said.
“About 120 persons have been illegally recruited in the three Municipal Committees of Bandipora, Sumbal and Hajin in the Bandipora district which is being probed,” Officer said.
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