By Tousif Raza
Tangmarg: The ICDS workers and ground workers have demanded the release of their seven months salaries which have not been released putting them in a difficult position.
“We have been without salary since last seven months and are subjected to several issues” a worker said.
According to the report, the said workers have been subject to different basic needs deficiencies as their salaries have not been released from past seven months
While appealing to the honourable LG, Manoj Sinha, the workers have demanded the release of their salaries and asked the LG to personally intervene in the matter.
Stating that the workers have been discharging their duties despite several issues including the pandemic situation, they have alleged the concerned higher ups of deliberately putting them in difficult situations even knowing well how instrumental they have been in various matters including the fight against Covid 19.
ICDS Union president, Tangmarg, Jabeena Akhter in a statement said “The workers in ICDS work from the core of their heart but the department has propelled them to raise their voice for salaries to fulfill their basic needs since long. The department is to help the poor but it is an irony that it’s own employees have been made to nearly beg for their salaries”.
The ground level workers in ICDS have appealed to higher authorities to release their honorarium as soon as possible. Further they stated that the government should have released the salaries well on time stating that it was their only support for basic basic needs.