Casual labours of forest department Ganderbal today blocked mainroads, locked DFO’s office to demands long pending salaries.
The protesting forest employees said that they have been deprived of wages since last six months. They were shouting slogans to demand immediate release of pending salary. They told PTK that the department should also regularize their jobs. “We have been forced to survive without salaries from last six months. Even our jobs are not being regularized.
Gulab Ahmad, a caual labour told PTK, “We reach at 9am to the office who called us to meet him today but we kept waiting for 5 pm but didn’t come.We are working as caual labours for last 10 to 15 years with a hope to get regularize someday but they are denying us to have any concern with them which is very shacking”.
“We demand government to release our six months pending wages and regularize us to count our rendered services so that we can meet two time meals”, they added. (PTK)