Awantipora: The casual labourers of Public Health Engineering department (PHE) on Tuesday staged a protest demonstration in Awantipora area of Pulwama, demanding release of their pending wages.
Scores of employees assembled near PHE Office at Awantipora opposite Gurdwara Singh Saba, and chanted slogans against the Public Health Engineering Department for failing to mitigate their problems.
The protesters have alleged that the department is holding their pending wages “unneccessarily, even after approval from the centre.”
They said that, if their pending wages will not be released, they will “stop water supply” in the area soon.
“Delay in release of pending salary is putting us in financial problems. We have been working regularly but our wages are pending,” the protestors said.
They requested the higher authorities to personally look into the matter as soon as possible.