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Release pending wages of casual labourers immediately: Tarigami to govt

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Teacher aspirants waiting for joining from several months

Srinagar, April 13: CPI (M) leader Mohamad Yousuf Tarigami Saturday said that casual laborers working in Public Health Engineering (PHE) Department, who had donated tracts of land in various parts of the state for setting up water reservoirs, collection tanks, sumps, sluice value chambers and quarters, are without wages for months together.

In a statement issued today, he said the wages of these casual labourers are pending for months together. It is these people who run the filtration plants and denying them their dues is injustice. Similarly, casual labourers working in Power Development Department (PDD) Forest, Agriculture Production, Tourism and other departments are also pending for moths causing immense hardships to them.

“Government not only must pay them their pending wages immediately, but their genuine demand of regularization must be speeded up,” Tarigami said.

Meanwhile, hundreds of teacher aspirants, whose provision selection list was released by the Service Selection Board (SSB) in August 2018 and final list months back, are still waiting for joining in the Department, he said.

“The joining file is pending in Secretariat for months causing uncertainty and anxiety among the candidates. The Government must clear the file immediately so that these candidates don’t suffer further,” said Tarigami.

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