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On 12 February, the workers in all the districts had staged a one-day sit-in regarding the arrears of salary and submitted a memorandum to the Chief Minister in this regard.
- For the past six months, the employees of Jal Nigam have not received their salaries, about 11 hundred crores outstanding.
- Demonstrations going on at Lucknow headquarters since 15 days, protests were held in districts as well
Regular 5,327 field workers of Uttar Pradesh Jal Nigam Department will now be employees of Panchayati Raj and Municipal Bodies. In view of the poor financial condition of the Jal Nigam Department, the process of making adjustments to these employees in another department was started on Friday. Managing Director Anil Kumar issued the letter stating that field employees have been accommodated in Panchayati Raj Department and Municipal Bodies. For the last six months, the Jal Nigam has not been able to pay the salaries of the employees of the department.
Employees have been protesting for 15 days, but have not received their salary
For the past 15 days, the employees of Jal Nigam have been protesting for salary, but there is no hearing. The sixth month has passed, but the employees are neither paid nor any pension is being given. Ram Sanehi Yadav, president of Uttar Pradesh Jal Nigam Sansthan Mazdoor Union, says that on February 12, a day of dharna was held in all districts and a memorandum was also submitted to the Chief Minister in this regard. There is a continuous sit-in demonstration at the Jal Nigam headquarters from 16 February. In all the districts also, a one-hour sit-in demonstration is being done at lunch time.
Water Corporation workers in Lucknow
Ram Sanehi Yadav said that after meeting with MD of Jal Nigam, salary of September 2020 came on 1st March. October, November, December, January, February are the remaining salary for the month. The amount of salary that has come will only fly in repaying the borrowings.
Total 11 hundred crores of employees owed
Ram Sanehi Yadav said, the water corporation administration owes Rs 2100 crore to the government, out of which the government has also accepted liability of Rs 1653.9 crore. On the day of 22 February 2021, the Chief Minister directed the Chief Secretary to give this money in the review meeting of the Jal Nigam. But no money has been received yet. The total liabilities of the employees are about 11 hundred crores. If the government gives that money to the Jal Nigam, then the salaries, pension and all the liabilities of the employees will be paid.