Srinagar: Seven months after the salaries of the 130 strong staff of the abolished Engineering wing of the Directorate of Urban Local were withheld by Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) over some technical issues, the same has been released.
Bilal Ahmad Napa, the president of the shifted employees from urban local bodies, Kashmir has thanked SMC Commissioner Gazanfer Ali and the Chief Accountant Rafiq Ahmad Shah for solving the problem.
“We were without salary for seven months. It was a tough situation for our families,” said Napa. “The SMC Commissioner and the Chief Accountant took pains to release our salaries”.
It was in February this year that the administration changed the “framework for execution of civil works”. And to this end the administration abolished the Drainage Division and Engineering Wing of the Directorate of Urban Local Bodies. The staff was transferred to Srinagar Municipal Corporation and Jammu Municipal Corporation. But while those who joined JMC were paid their salary, their counterparts in the Valley were denied.
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