Srinagar: Dozens of Jammu and Kashmir Employees of Health and Family Welfare on Thursday held protest demonstrations in Srinagar demanding release of their pending salaries.
The employees have appealed to the Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha to look into the matter and issue orders for the release of pending salaries to the employees of Health and Family Welfare.
All women employees holding banners assembled at Press Enclave on Residency road were shouting slogans to press for demands including the release of salaries which are pending for the past four to six months with no reason.
“We have worked dedicatedly during the Covid pandemic period and went door to door of every household including the far flung areas in Jammu and Kashmir for vaccination programme”, said President of the employees Neelofer and added “hard to understand why our salaries are not being paid for the past six months”.
She said the employees approached the Director General of Health and Family Welfare department Saleem-ur-Rehman a number of times for the release of our pending salaries, but only assurances are being given and nothing practically being done.
“We could not pay the tuition fee of our children and are facing tremendous problems in running the family due to non-availability of the salaries”, Neelofer said.
All employees of Health and Family Welfare Department will hit the streets of Jammu and Kashmir on April 5 if the pending salaries were not paid, she added. (UNI)