Along with the other parts of the State, the Udalguri Town Committee employees too marked their protest in the two day stir of the civic bodies’ employees demanding fulfilling their long pending demands.
The two day stir on February 1 and February 2 last evoked full response here at Udalguri and Tangla town committee offices.
A memorandum of the civic bodies’ federation of the state addressed to the Chief Minister of Assam demanded to execute their eight-point charter of demands at the earliest which included provincialization of civic bodies employees posts as per the Cabinet decision taken on September 4 in 2013, to clear the arrear salaries of 96 municipality and town committees of the state pending for eight to twenty two months to ensure the monthly salaries to the civic bodies employees by the end of each month, to issue notification of staffing pattern as per the cabinet decision made on September 4 in 2013, to regularize the working master roll, fixed pay and contractual employees of the civic bodies, to ensure the payment of salaries to the civic bodies working under the Sixth schedule regions of the state from the development fund by including them under the state finance commission, to clear the arrear dues of the retired employees of the civic bodies as per the revised scale and to act promptly as per the direction of the Supreme Court of India which advised same job same wage to the employees.
Meanwhile, talking to media persons, zonal secretary of BTC Zone of All Assam Civic Bodies Federation, Chandrika Sarmah alleged that the BTC authority too did not pay heed to the agonies of the employees of the civic bodies who had been serving in their capacities without salaries for more than one and half year.
The zonal secretary further stated that the organization would launch a five-day stir from February 7 to February 11 next without effecting the essential services like water supply and electricity supply to draw the attention of the state government failing which the state organization would go on indefinite strike near future.