Updated: January 30, 2021 10:17:41 am
North Delhi Mayor Jai Prakash on Friday picked up garbage from streets amid an ongoing strike by a large number of civic employees, as he urged sanitation workers to end their strike and return to work.
On Wednesday, the mayor had announced in the meeting of the North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) House that the civic body had released Rs 516.67 crore for paying pending salaries of several employees and pensioners who have been agitating since early January demanding the release of pending salaries and pensions.
मुझे बड़ा हर्ष हैं कि हमारे निगम कर्मी हड़ताल से वापिस अपने कार्यों पर लौट आये हैं, मैं अपने सफाई कर्मियों को ये विश्वास दिलाता हूँ कि आपकी वर्षों से लंबित पड़ी मांगों FR-17, कच्चे कर्मचारियों को पक्का करना, लेफ्ट आउट केस आदि सभी के विषय में आपको जल्द सुखद समाचार मिलेगा | pic.twitter.com/jAzYygmSgv
— Jai Prakash (@JPBhaiBJP) January 29, 2021
In a statement issued on Friday, he said some sanitation workers and local citizens helped him in picking up garbage from a street. Prakash also circulated pictures of him picking up trash and putting it in a cart.
He said the corporation has released the due salaries of sanitation workers, and the officers of the corporation are working promptly on other related issues.
The mayor urged the sanitation workers to end the strike and return to work.
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