Govt staffers of the hill district alleged that the administration has put their salaries on hold since May in the name of online payment
Diphu: Employee associations in Assam’s Karbi Anglong district have come together in demand of clearance of their pending salaries for over three months this year, in a meeting held in the district on Friday.
As per sources, a conglomeration of 10 employees’ organisations working in the hill district held the meeting under the banner of ‘All Employees Coordination Committee’ to highlight their grievances in front of the authorities concerned. The meeting was held at the Karbi Anglong Primary Teachers’ Association (KAPTA) office.
Among their core demands, the employees sought clearance of their pending salaries that has been put on hold for since May this year. They also submitted a memorandum to the chief executive member of Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council highlighting their demands.
The employees’ associations further said that they would launch a democratic protest in the coming days if their demands are not addressed immediately.
Speaking to the media, KAPTA president Langtuipi Rongpipi said that a meeting was held to discussed about the pending salary of the district employees, and unanimously, an All Employees Coordination committee (AECC) was constituted under the banner of various government employees’ associations.
Rongpipi added that the district administration has put on hold the salaries in the name of online payment. “Whether it is online or offline, our pending salaries have to be given according to the financial rule of Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council,” she added.