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Children join PHE daily-wagers’ protest demanding pending salaries

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Srinagar, Oct 02: Children of the casual and daily-wage employees in Public Health Engineering (PHE) department joined a protest by their parents here on Tuesday, carrying placards requesting release of pending salaries for “paying school fees”.

The employees of the PHE department and their children assembled at Pratap Park on Residency Road here and protested against the delay in the release of their salaries pending from past 21 months.

The protesters who also demanded benefits of Seventh Pay Commission said that their children were being rusticated from schools due to non-payment of fees.

The children, dressed in school uniforms, were carrying placards some of which read “Governor Sahib, I am a PHE daily-wager’s child. Please save my future”.

Another placard read: “Please release salary of my papa so that he can pay my school fees.”

The protesting employees also demanded regularization of their services.

The protestors later dispersed peacefully.

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