On assurance of paying off the last 16 months wages to the daily wagers of PHE, the employees who were on indefinite strike from June 6 called off the protest on June 12.
Jamyang Tsering Namgyal, CEC, Hill Council, Leh met J&K Governor, Satya Pal Malik on June 11. A copy of memorandum demanding payment of last 16 months wages to the daily wagers and permanent regularization of casual labours of PHE Division/PWD Circle, Leh among other issues of the district was submitted.
Addressing the protesters, he informed that the Governor has issued an order from the concerned Commissioner Secretary office in their favour authorizing DC, Leh/CEO LAHDC, Leh to settle the issue as allowed by Finance Department.
He said that as per the order the wages will be released soon as per provision in installment if not in one go. Also, the issue of permanent regularization of casual labours was taken up personally by Governor with Chief Secretary and gave assurance to resolve the matter soon.
The employees expressed their gratitude for resolving the issue in a short time.