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Health employees without salaries for months
Families living in pitiable condition
4/19/2017 11:06:13 PM

Majid Nabi

Early Times Report

Srinagar, Apr 19: Apart from daily rated, casual and contractual workers, permanent employees rendering their services in Health and Family Welfare Department have been without salaries from the last one and half year.
The agitated employees while mocking at the casual approach of the government for leaving them on the mercy of god in the wake of no salaries said that the government is only depriving daily wagers or contractual employees form their basic rights but has also included permanent employees in this list.
They said that most of the employees of Health and Family Welfare department are without salaries for the past one and half year while as the government despite repeated reminders has failed to make any headway in this regard. If sources are to be believed, these employees have been rendering their services from years together with utmost dedication however the government for reasons best known to it has withheld their salaries.
"While salaries of some employees have been withheld from seven months, some senior employees have been demanding monthly salaries for the past one and a half year, while government is just provoking employees for confrontation and has left no option for them but to take on to protests," a senior official of HFW said.
He said that they are facing immense hardships to meet the demands of their families, adding their children are even being threatened by school authorities to deposit fee or leave.
The employees have accused concerned Director and Director Finance of failing to pay heed to their repeated pleas to release pending salaries.
"We went from pillar to post to apprise authorities about our hardships and insisted for releasing of pending wages, despite repeated requests and pleas to the authorities, nothing has changed on the ground, forcing us and our families to live in pressing conditions" said an employee.
Employees of Health and Family Welfare Department appealed to Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to use her good offices and pave way for releasing their pending salaries adding that that they have not received a single penny from the department from past over 9 months.
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