‘Black Diwali’ for unpaid Haryana workers

Pradeep Sharma

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 12

With no salary for the past four months, at least 2,400 Haryana Government regular employees have been staring at a lacklustre Diwali.

The Sarv Karamchari Sangh has sent an SOS to Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar to intervene in the matter. “We have apprised the CM through a tweet. It is ironical that while the government is giving Diwali advance (repayable loan) to employees, their salaries for four months remain pending,” said sangh chief Subhash Lamba.

Of the affected employees, 1,000 work with Haryana Tourism, 900 are supervisors in the Women and Child Development Department and 500 are teachers at Mewat model schools. Sources cited financial crunch in the wake of Covid for delay in the release of salaries. 

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