MGNREGA job card demand release of pending payments

Bhaderwah: Demanding release of their pending payments, the MGNREGA job card holders of Rural Development Department (RDD) staged a protest here at Chilli on Thursday.

The job card holders assembled in front of BDO office Chilli, raised slogans in favour of their demand and blocked Chilli-Gandoh-doda road for hours.

“We have done our works on time, but no payment of 2016-17 has been made by the concerned department despite repeated request to the Block Development Officer Chilli,” said Youth leader, Tanver-ul-Haq.

The Rural Development Department job card holders demanded that their payments under MGNREGA should be released at the earliest otherwise they will take their agitation to roads and streets.

They also demanded vigilance inquiry into the payments done by BDO office Chilli from 2015 to 2018.

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