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Settle cases of land donors who have donated land to PHE department: Tarigami

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Release wages of ICDS helpers to supervisors without delay

Srinagar: Public Health Engineering (PHE) Department must consider engagement of  hundreds of land donors, who had donated land in various parts of J&K for setting up water reservoirs, filtration plants, collection tanks, sumps, sluice valve chambers and quarters from 2000-2017, CPI(M) leader, M Y Tarigami said in a statement issued today.

He said that the land donors who were engaged as casual labourers are not being given effect from the day they started working. It is the responsibility of the government to give them retrospective effect. They have not only donated their precious land but are also performing their duties regularly.

Similarly, cases of hundreds of land donors have not been considered. It is the responsibility of the government to provide them with engagement orders and those who are already engaged, their wages be released, added Tarigami.

Raising the issue of helpers and supervisors working in ICDC, Tarigami said that more than 850 Helpers to Supervisors working in Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) in Jammu and Kashmir have not been paid the wages for the last two years putting them to extreme hardships.

“These helpers are working on meager wages of Rs 2450 per month and even those are not being paid to them on time. The deplorable attitude of the concerned department towards the helpers to supervisors is highly unfortunate. These helpers who have greatly contributed in making the scheme viable in J&K have been pushed to the wall and the government seems to be insensitive towards their well-being,” he said.

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