SRINAGAR: All Jammu and Kashmir Village Guard ( Chowkidars)Association on Tuesday staged a massive protest demonstration here in press enclave demanding implementation of hike in honorarium order issued in their favour last year.
The protesters demanded the instant augment in their monthly honorarium from rupees 1500 to rupees 5000 monthly as approved by the State administration on October 2017.
The protesters claimed that the state administration has issued an order regarding the hike in salaries of all the village guards (Village Chokidars) on October 25, 2017 but till date the allied order file is pending in the concerned revenue department and yet no step was taken for its implementation.
“We want our salaries to be hiked as soon as possible as ordered by the former government, else we would go for strike,” said Sheikh Bashir Ahmad, President Association.
The protesters alleged that the concerned revenue department makes them move from pillar to post and from October last year.
“If government has issued an order for the hike of salaries, then for what reason its implementation is being delayed,” said Mudasir Ahmad, a village guard. “We do our duty regularly without taking any off day, still we are being paid mere wages,” he added.
The protesters said that they fail to meet two ends, despite the tough duty they are paid merely.
“The concerned department is doing injustice with us by not increasing our salaries immediately, he said, “ we demanded intervention of Governor NN Vohra at earliest.”