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Can’t celebrate Diwali for third year in a row due to salary delays: North MCD staff

Lecturers, nurses, and different staff of the North Delhi Municipal Company stated they are going to be pressured to not rejoice Diwali correctly for the third 12 months in a row because the company has not paid salaries for the previous one-two months.

There are round 8,000 lecturers, 5,000 nurses, paramedics and well being staff and 1000’s of different workers employed below the civic physique.

Ram Niwas Solanki, basic secretary of the Municipal Company Lecturers’ Affiliation, stated although the wage delay is a continuing, it’s worse after they can’t rejoice a pageant correctly due to it. “There was a two-month delay now; our youngsters need new garments and toys, and we discover ourselves helpless,” he stated.

A nurse at Hindu Rao hospital added: “There’s a delay of over a month now. We’re left with no expectations of any bonus, however we anticipate a well timed cost at the least throughout Diwali.”

North MCD’s standing committee head Jogi Ram Jain stated: “Round one month’s wage is due for many segments and that too can be credited quickly.”

The wage delay sparked off a confrontation between the BJP and Aam Aadmi Occasion on Sunday.

Hitting out on the BJP, Chief of Opposition in North MCD Vikas Goyal stated it has “no ethical proper to remain in energy” if it might’t pay workers on time. He stated the AAP would maintain an indefinite dharna outdoors the civic centre demanding salaries of staff.

Delhi BJP spokesperson Praveen Shankar Kapoor claimed civic our bodies are below monetary constraints because the Delhi authorities shouldn’t be releasing pending municipal funds exceeding Rs 13,000 crore as per the third, 4th & fifth Delhi Finance Fee suggestions.

“It is going to be higher if as a substitute of doing lip-service, the three leaders of opposition get collectively and ask Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to launch pending municipal funds in order that workers salaries will be paid on time,” he stated.

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