Pilgrims suffer as Shrine Board staff, Safai Karamcharis go on strike

Excelsior Correspondent
KATRA, June 21: Pilgrims had to suffer as employees and Safai Karamcharis of  Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board went on  pen down and tool down  strike in support of their demands.
The protesting employees are demanding implementation of 7th  Pay Commission, revival of old pension policy and grant of CITU etc.
The strike created chaos all around the track as heaps of garbage were found lying on the track due to no work by the Safai Karamcharis. Further, there was no work in central office , Niharika  as well as the Bhojanalyas,  being  run by the Shrine Board.
Owing to the complete strike of employees and Safai Karamcharis of the Board, the pilgrims had to suffer a lot and they were seen seeking help from locals.
Later on , the unions of employees and Safai Karamcharis  suspended  their strike after assurance by Additional CEO Anshul Garg for   redressal of their all problems at the earliest.  The Additional CEO also announced the  implementation of 7th Pay Commission. in favour of the employees.