Dharna against delay in payment of wages

 
The protesters alleged that while a sum of Rs 5 lakh has been released to Gram Panchayat, wages are yet to be paid to people who worked under NREGS in Chitanahalli, Togli, Dinnur and Aleri villages. The authorities are causing inordinate delay in releasing the funds despite the government direction to pay wages within 15 days. The arrears of wages has been pending for the two months. Zilla Panchayat Chief Executive Officer had promised of disbursing the amount within a week when a dharna was stated in front of the Zilla Panchayat office in October. However, the promise is yet to be honoured, they alleged.

The dharna was withdrawn following an assurance by Taluk Panchayat authorities that the problem will be redressed in a week. Raitha Sangha activists T M Venkatesh, Krishnegowda, Gangamma, Narayanareddy, Govindappa, Centre for Indian Trade Unions (CITU) district secretary Gandhinagar Naraya
naswamy took part.

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