Chandigarh6 minutes ago
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Employees from all over Punjab reached in front of the office of Water Supply and Sanitation Department regarding their promotion and other demands.
- Last night the police did not allow the union tent to be set up by the police.
- The employees said – they will leave here only after getting their demands convinced
For the past few days, the city of Mohali has become a site of dharnas. Alam is that the district police here are performing their duty more day and night to stop the criminals and to stop the protestors. Alam is that for the last several days, the temporary teachers have organized a firm dharna in front of the Punjab School Education Board.
The police were not free from here that now slogans were raised outside the office of HOD Amit Talwar of Water Supply Department located in Phase-2 regarding pay commission and promotion on behalf of Stroll Union Punjab in Water Supply and Sanitation from all over Punjab. . It was told on behalf of the union that they would not raise the dharna until their demands were met. When the employees reached in front of the office this morning, the police removed them from there.
Tent was removed yesterday evening
On Wednesday night itself, the police had removed the tents being put up for the dharna. When the water department officials came to know about this protest being organized, they already informed the police department. After which DSP City-1 Gursher Singh Sandhu himself and SHO Phase-1 Police Station Shivdeep Singh Brar reached the spot in the evening with their team and permission was not given to set up tents. After uprooting and taking possession of the goods, on the instructions of the top officials, police personnel were deployed outside this office at the main gate on Wednesday evening itself. Jawans were called from the battalion along with the soldiers of the police station and they were instructed to be posted there in shifts throughout the night.
The employees said that they will take the rights
The union members said that their demands have been going on for a long time but they are not being fulfilled, due to which the dharna is being held from today. He said that the demand to ensure that the contract employees are the main ones. He said that the officials were informed about this many times but they are not doing anything. The union members said that they would leave only after getting their demands fulfilled, regardless of the action taken by the police. He said that among his other demands, pay commission should be given. Time scale should be given in service rule like JE clerk, raw employee should be ensured. Union’s general secretary Mukesh Kanda said that they would keep on dharna here till the government fulfills their demands.