PDD casual labourers without pay for 11 months
Srinagar, Dec 30: Accusing the State Government of failing to fulfill its promises, Casual Labors of the Power Development Department (PDD) have called for strike from January 1.
A delegation of the casual labourers said that despite of the assurances from the authorities not a single step was taken to proved relief to them.
The said the Chief Minister Omar Abdullah had announced release of Rs 6.50 crore in the beginning of year 2012 and the statement of CM was collaborated and reiterated by MoS Power Shabir Ahmad Khan and CM’s political advisor Devender Singh Rana in a press conference, adding, “But we have been denied our salaries for past 11 months making our lives miserable.”
They alleged hat more than 50 Casual Labourers have died while performing their duties on the HT’s while more than that number have become handicapped and authorities have not paid heed towards their problems.
“Authorities had directed to publish the list of CLs but the executive engineers have not issued any list till date. Principal Secretary had also issued an order directing authorities to publish that list but his orders were also ignored”, they said. “If authorities fail to redress our grievances immediately we’ll go on strike from January 1, 2013 and would stage protest on January 2”, they added. (KNS)
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