PHE employees lock-down offices’ in Kashmir, seek release of pending wages
Srinagar, April 2: The Public Health Engineering (PHE)
employees on Tuesday lock-down all the offices in Kashmir division as a mark of
protest till April 6.
The employees’ posted at sub-division Awantipora talking
to media said that all the division and sub-division offices in north and south
Kashmir have been locked as a mark of protest in order to full fill their long
The demands include the
release of pending wages, regularization of the services and amendment in SRO
However, the water supply has not been stopped yet, but
the employees’ threatened the lockdown of the water supply as well if their
demands are not fulfilled within the next four days. The offices in south
Kashmir include Pampore, Shopian Bijbehara, Qazigund, Pulwama, and Civil and
Mechanical- the two divisions of Awantipora.
The lockdown call has been supported by the need base
workers, Joint Employees association and ITI factions of the department as
We all are without salaries from past eight to eighteen
months and despite repeated pleas government is yet to take any decision on
it,” one of the employees told Kashmir Life over the phone.
“If our demands are not met within the given time, we
all will hit the streets and lock down the water supplies as well,” he added.