Casual laborers of Fisheries Dept demand release of salaries
Salaries will be released after scrutiny: Director Fisheries
Srinagar: Casual Laborers working in the Fisheries Department today held a peaceful sit-in protest at the Directorate Office here to press for the release of their salaries which they said are pending for the last seven months.
Holding placards that read “do justice with our families”, the causal laborers of the Fisheries Department under the banner of J&K Casual Laborers United Front (J&KCLUF) assembled at Directorate Office here and staged a sit-in to press for the release of pending salaries.
Protesting casual laborers demanded that the list of those engaged till March 17, 2015 be sent to the Finance and Administrative Departments for scrutiny so that their pending salaries are released without any further delay.
“Our families suffer as our salary is pending for the last seven months, we were earlier receiving wages as per budget provision but the authorities for unknown reasons withheld the same and thus leaving us in a helpless situation,” said Mohammad Amin, President J&KCLUNF.
When contacted Director Fisheries, Bashir Ahmad Bhat, said the salaries of those having genuine engagement orders would be released while others would be deemed as ‘consolidate’.
“We have set up a committee in both Jammu and Kashmir provinces headed by the respective Joint Directors. The committee found all those engaged after 2015 as not genuine while those engaged till 2010 were having genuine engagement orders who were treated accordingly,” he said.