PHE employees demand release of pending wages

Excelsior Correspondent
UDHAMPUR, Aug 3: Executive body meeting of PHE Employees Association of Udhampur and Reasi districts was held here under chairmanship of Vijay Kumar, general secretary in which various long pending demands were discussed.
The issue regarding direct recruitment of Class IV employees was discussed in the meeting and it was resolved that direct recruitment would discourage already engaged need based workers who have put in more than 20 years services to the department with intermittent wages.
They demanded that the Government should issue regularization orders of DRWs, C P and ITI trained workers. The speakers also demanded immediate release of wages of employees which have not been provided to them for the past over 16 to 17 months.
Other demands discussed pertained to provision of staff on new Water Supply Schemes; change in the designation of workers as per nature of job being performed by them; holding of DPC meeting at district and provincial level which has not been held for the past 15 years; benefit of SRO 64 to all daily wagers, ITI workers and community participation workers who have completed seven years regular services and increase in daily wage rate to Rs 300.They also demanded conversion of all CP workers as daily wagers.
Others who addressed included Rattan Singh, Subash Chander, Suraj Parkash, Jagdish Magotra, Krishan Chand, Baldev Raj, Amar Dev Singh, Luxman Singh, Chuni Lal, Shiv Lal Sharma, Kuldeep Kumar, Balveer Singh etc.

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