NREGA employees without salaries, stage demo | KNO

NREGA employees without salaries, stage demo | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Srinagar, December 24 (KNO) : National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) employees of Monday took to the streets in Srinagar to protest against the delay in salaries.

Scores of employees amid raising slogans and carrying banners and placards assembled at press colony here and demanded immediate release of their long pending wages. The protesters said that the authorities have miserably failed to release their wages from past several months, therefore left hundreds of families to suffer.

“We are being deprived of our rights. We demand authorities to release our wages soon,” the protesting NREGA employees said while talking to KNO correspondent. The protesting employees said that they approached to the higher ups several times in the past but unfortunately nothing has been done in this regard.

“We are being forced to face hardships and to hit the streets to press for our rights. Our families are suffering due to the withholding of salaries from past several months,” the employees said. They later appealed the higher ups to look into the matter and release their wages at an earliest so that they as well as their families could heave a sigh of relief. (KNO)