SAMBA, MAY 16:
A meeting of Water Works (PHE) Employees Association, District Samba was held under the chairmanship of Shri Shiv Kumar Sharma, Provincial President of the association, here today at PHE Guest House Samba. The meeting took stock of the problems of PHE employees, besides new president was announced for Division Samba.
Speaking in the meeting Shri Shiv Kumar Sharma said that due to the retirement of Shri Surinder Singh- Divisional President Water Works (PHE) Employees Association Samba, Shri Ravi Kumar Khajuria- Vice President INTUC J&K was looking after the affairs of the division, as temporary arrangement. He said that Shri Kishore Singh has been appointed as President and Shri Ashok Kumar as General Secretary and Roop Chand as Vice President of Water Works PHE Employees Association Division Samba, with immediate effect and Shri Ravi Khajuria has been relieved from the charge. The other office bearers and members will be announced in due course of time.
While highlighting the demands of PHE workers including daily wagers, need base, CP. Workers, land donors etc. Mr. Sharma said that they have not been paid their salaries regularly. They are facing lot of hardship with regard to feeding their family members and providing fee for the education of their children. He urged upon the Govt. to explore all possibilities to pay wages regularly to these employees. He also demanded regularization of all daily wagers, need base, CP workers, land donors and ITI workers , besides department promotion be held twice in a year.
Other who spoke on the occasion include Ajay Sharma, Balbadar Raj, Joginder Kumar, Kuldeep Raj, Harbans Raj, and Sham Lal.