NMC demands separate wage head for daily wagers

National Mazdoor Conference (NMC) Subash Shastri today urged Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu to allot separate wage head for each department for regular disbursement of wages to 61,000 daily wagers and earmark special funds for implementing the recommendation of 7th pay commission and announcement in this regard be made in budget to be presented in the state legislature.
While addressing a largely attending NMC workers, Shastri pointed out that these daily wagers had not been paid their wages for the last 4-5 days causing immense hardship to them.
He lamented that
daily wagers were neither regularised by the previous regime nor
paid their legitimate wages for years.
Appreciating the pro working class approach of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, he hoped that the long pending demands of daily wagers would be met in the ensuing budget. He further said that given the condition and occupational hazards this workforce finds itself Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti a mature leader.
He appealed the government to create separate wage head in the meantime particularly in the PWD, PHE, PDD and Irrigation and Flood Control Department
for regular disbursal of wages to the daily wagers, adding that this interim measure will go a long way to redress their grievances.
He also urged to release the pending installment of 6 per cent DA.
In addition, the demand of removing all inter cadre anomalies of clerical cadre was also raised.
Among others present on the occasion included Rajan Babu Khajuria, Sunil Kochhar, Surinder Kumar, Sukhdev Singh, Bhupinder Singh, Jai
Pal, Pardeep Kumar, Paramjeet, Sudesh Bhagat and Barkat Ram.

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