Kashmir PHE employees protest, seek regularisation, release of pending wages
SRINAGAR: A protest demonstration was conducted by PHE joint employees association in Press Colony Srinagar on Thursday in view of their demands for regularization of their services and to release their pending monthly wages.
Scores of casual workers and daily wagers, led by the Sajad Ahmad Parray, Chairman Kashmir PHE Joint employees association, assembled at press colony holding placards that read “regularize our services”, “release our pending monthly wages”, “consider working months instead of payment months” , and “amend SRO 520” Parray, and sought an early redressal of the grave concern.
The chairman of the association while talking to media said that this protest is to remind the promises which government had made with the labours and daily wagers working in the Public Health Engineering (PHE) department that their pending wages will be released and their services will be regularized in addition to an amendment in SRO 520 after implementing 7th pay commission but nothing of such kind has been done till now.
“Our job is to provide clean drinking water to the people of the state and it is the job of government to release our monthly payments on time but to add to our troubles, the government is doing utter injustice to us by only considering our payment months instead of our working months,” he said.
The protesting employees threatened to boycott their services if their demands are not met soon. “We are also a part of the society and we don’t want the people to suffer but the government’s behaviour towards us is compelling us to take this extreme step, which will ultimately lead the common people to suffer on daily basis.
They further said that if their demands are not met till January 14, they will again protest on January 15 and that would be very severe and large scale.