Financial crisis deepens, Mc fails to release May salary to employees | News Ludhiana
Ludhiana: The financial crisis of Ludhiana Municipal Corporation appears to have worsened as the civic body failed to pay May salaries to a large number of employees.
The delay in publishing the salaries of employees began to cause problems for the authorities.
Employees with the help of unions have different avenues to demand the release of their wages. A group of employees staged a protest outside the Area A office on Friday while another group of employees met with Commissioner MC Shena Aggarwal with their letter of formal notice.
The members of Karamchari Dal Municipality staged a protest against the civic body and the state government for their failure to pay salaries to employees. They addressed the issue of Class III and IV employees whose salary is still meager. They said that if they did not receive their salaries on time, they would face a difficult situation in meeting their daily needs. Some employees have taken out loans from banks and have no source of income other than their salaries to pay for IMEs, the employees claimed.
They said that 15 days ago they gave a memorandum to the mayor Balkar Sandhou demanding the regularization of contract employees, in addition to making other demands. However, these demands were not met, so they decided to hold a protest on Friday. The next protest will be on June 24 after a week, they said.
Members of Municipal Employees Sangharsh Committee met with commissioner MC with request for release of employee salary as priority.
Commissioner MC assured the employees to release salaries as soon as possible. However, Mayor Balkar Sandhu blamed the state government for not releasing the GST share on MC Ludhiana, which is why they were unable to pay the employees’ wages on time. He claimed that when he took over as mayor, employees weren’t even getting their salaries on time, but he put things in order. He said that now the situation had started to deteriorate again. But he can’t do anything until the AAP government releases its share of pending TPS, he said.