September 19, 2023

Mohali agriculture department employees climb to the top of Kheti Bhawan and threaten self-immolation

The approximately 450 employees, who have worked with the Mohali Department of Agriculture for 11 years under the Indian government’s Atma programme, are seeking regularization

Presentation : Employees, who worked with the department for 11 years under the Atma regime, are asking for regularization

A major drama unfolded on Tuesday after six protesting agriculture department contract workers went to the rooftop of Kheti Bhawan during Phase 6 with bottles filled with gasoline and threatened that self-immolation in their requests for regularization are not satisfied.

Members of the Sanyukt Atma Punjab association have been organizing a demonstration for a week in front of the Kheti Bhawan.

Speaking about the plight of the workers, the association’s general secretary, Shaminder Singh, said about 450 employees have worked as technocrats on a contract basis with the agriculture department over the past 11 years under the scheme. of the Indian government, Atma.

Singh said no government official paid attention to their issues despite their week-long protest, adding: ‘Agitated about it, six employees went to the roof of the building with bottles filled with petrol’ .

He added that he had not received his salary for three months, which had thrown him into a financial crisis. He later said protesters demanded the regularization of all contract workers or the protest would escalate.

Until the report was filed, the six employees were still camped atop the roof of Kheti Bhawan.

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