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Labour Commissioner’s intervention sought on GHADC salary crisis

TURA: An organisation from North Garo Hills, the A’chik Indigenous Justice Initiative Forum (AIJIF) has sought the intervention of the Chief Labour Commissioner in New Delhi on the issue of non-payment of 15 months’ salary to the employees of the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC).

The forum recalled the decision taken by the executive committee following a HC order in 2016 to pay the salaries in installments of two months’ salary in one go till all 9 months’ salary, pending at the time is cleared. However, it said that although a few months salary was release at the initial stage, the payment stopped before all nine months’ salaries could be cleared.

“This is betrayal by the authorities who had promised to repay salaries in two-month installment basis (as was decided by the court till the dues were cleared). Both parties accepted the decision though only one party is complying with the order. The GHADC authorities should comply with the court order and must give salaries to its employees in time,” the forum said.

The forum requested the Chief Labour Commissioner to personally take up the matter with GHADC authorities in the greater interests of the GHADC employees and their families who have been struggling financially for so long.

 

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