Srinagar, Jan 27: Amidst the Mayor and Deputy Mayor’s bouts of bickering, the work at Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) was halted for several days last week due to the strike called in by the employees against non-fulfillment of their demands.
Those protesting said the promotion of class fourth employees was pending with the departmental promotion committee (DPC) for many months due to which their grants were pending with the department.
In addition, the salaries of sanitation club employees too were not issued on time.
The DPC has issued promotion order in June last year but the formal order copy is pending with the department due to which the promotion of the employees is stuck.
Sanitation employees, who aren’t regularised yet, and whose salaries come from the revenue generated from the sanitation fees, demand that they too should be allotted to SMC budget.
Speaking to The Kashmir Monitor, Joint Commissioner, Abdul Majeed Raina said that file is under process and when it will be approved, they will issue the formal orders.“The class fourth employees have to qualify type test than only they will be promoted but they want to wave off this condition.”
“Their demands are not genuine, but we will see the pros and cones and accordingly pass the order,” said Raina.