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1,500 safai karamcharis not paid salaries for six months

Though the state government regularised more than 1,500 safai karamcharis just before the elections,they have not been given salaries for the past six months.

Written by Raakhi Jagga | Ludhiana | Published: October 20, 2012 2:53 am

Though the state government regularised more than 1,500 safai karamcharis just before the elections,they have not been given salaries for the past six months. It was an election sop by the government to woo voters,alleged the Municipal Karamchari Dal which met the MC Commissioner on Friday.

They told him these 1,500 employees had been given appointment letters and now they were waiting for their salaries while the festival season had just begun.

“The salaries should be released soon. Also,the employees have demanded a festival allowance of Rs 10,000 which should be released in this month only so that they can celebrate Valmiki Diwas to be held on October 29,” said Ashwini Sahota,president of the Dal which gave a memorandum to the MC Commissioner.

Sahota added,“Even many other employees working on DC rate salaries need to be regularised. The sewermen working on contract should also be put on regular rolls as they risk their lives for cleaning the sewers and are being paid meagre salaries.”

The Karamchari Dal asked the MC Commissioner to appoint more sanitary supervisors so that the city could be kept clean. As per the members,as of now,there was a shortage of supervisors. As a result,the work of employees could not be monitored and loopholes,if any,could not be plugged.

However,to solve this problem,Mayor H S Gohalwaria has said he himself will inspect the work of the staff from early in the morning so as to find who reports in time.

Vijay Danav,chairman of this Dal,was also present.

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