PDD casual labourers’ strike enters 8th day

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Feb 25: The indefinite strike of All J&K PDD Casual Labour Employees, under the leadership of Jammu provincial president, Choudhary Sampoorn Singh, entered 8th day today.
The casual labourers are demanding the implementation of J&K Government Order No 265-PDD dated Sept 5, 2009, which says that the list of Casual labourers are directed to be published in the local daily newspapers and PDD website.
The Union alleged that the concerned AEEs and Executive Engineers have not yet cleared the verifications of the Casual Labourers and the Principal Secretary (Power), Sudhanshu Pandey had passed another order vide No 3081-PDD/2012 dated Oct 5, 2012, which reads that upto October 15th, 2012, the list of casual labourers will be published, but till date nothing has been published by the concerned officers, the union members maintained.
The union also said that Rs 6.50 crore was announced by the PDD Minister and Chief Minister about one year back, but till now even a single penny has not been disbursed to the needy people.
The union said that the its agitation will continue till the concerned authorities take any solid step to redress the grievances of casual labourers.

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