FROM A REPORTER
SHILLONG, June 25: The Civil Society Women Organisation (CSWO) has alleged that a few personnel belonging to the 5th Battalion of Meghalaya Police are not getting their salaries regularly.
“It has come to the knowledge of the CSWO, that about 45 personnel of the Government of Meghalaya, belonging to the 5th Battalion, serving in Williamgar, East Garo Hills, are not being paid their salary regularly,” CSWO president Agnes Kharshiing said. Kharshiing stated that it was reported that in the last week of May they were paid the salary for the month of April 2017.
“This is creating hardship for them and as they are also having families and children, Government should not neglect them. Some of them are even worried they may have to pay fine for late payment of the children school fees,” the CSWO president added.
She also stated that on inquiry by sources, it is reported that the salary is yet to be disbursed from Tura Treasury Office.
The CSWO stated that government should ensure timely payment for the forces especially those serving in difficult conditions. Meanwhile the CSWO also said that it received complaints that some of the private security personnel working as security in ATMs, under the RSSO (Ranger Security Service Organization), Mawlai, are not paid their salary for continuous 3-4 months, some even for six months. Kharshiing said that this was clear human right violations and the government of Meghalaya which issues issues licence / permits to these security organization should give clear instructions, that pay of the employees are not held back as this also amounts to cheating them and violating their right to life.