NC rues delay in release of monthly wages of NHM, SRTC employees

Excelsior Correspondent
SRINAGAR, May 11: National Conference today expressed dismay over the delay in the disbursement of salaries to National Health Mission (NHM) and SRTC employees, saying the inordinate delay in the release of salaries has affected thousands of families.
While expressing concern over the apathy which the scores of NHM and SRTC employees are subjected to by the Government, the party spokesperson Imran Nabi Dar said nearly 8500 employees working under the ambit of National Health Mission in hospitals across J&K are deprived of their due monthly remuneration despite working tirelessly.
“The unfortunate lot is working day in, day out during these pressing times with zeal and zest that too without risk allowances, social and security benefits. Far from ensuring added benefits to the employees, the Government is not releasing their due remuneration, which in case of NHM employees has been held for three months,” he added.
As the employees go without salary for nearly three months now, the administration, he said, is yet to rise to the occasion to redress their grievances to ensure that they are able to celebrate Eid. “The NHM workers have been protesting and knocking every door to have their issues redressed but the concerned authorities continue to remain volte faced to their woes leaving the employees and their families to suffer. The quandary has pushed the entire lot to the brink of impoverishment,” he said.
Similarly, he said, the employees of JKSRTC have only been receiving assurances and no salaries for months together. The families associated with them, Imran said, are at the verge of starvation. “So far every single assurance received by the aggrieved employees of SRTC and NHRM has not materialized, he added.
While impressing upon the incumbent JK administration to redress the grievances of NHM, SRTC and other employees, Imran said the Government is duty bound to fulfill their demands within the shortest possible time. Denying employees their due remuneration tantamount to abuse, he added.