4000 Contractual Workers Of Shaakshar Bharat Abhiyaan Remains Unpaid Since 3 Years
The employees have threatened to organize massive movement if their demands are not met.
GUWAHATI: For the last three and half years around 4, 000 employees of Assam working in the Saakshar Bharat Abhiayan didn't receive their salaries.
On Thursday the employees of have demanded to pay their salaries as early as possible.
The Saakshar Bharat Abhiyan Mission Scheme was launched by the Union Government's Ministry of Human Resource Development for illiterate people above 15 years of age who do not go to school so that there is not a single illiterate person in the country.
Since 2010 around 3618 youths have been working in 13 districts of the state with the scheme on contractual basis under the plan of central government to sign the illiterate people.
On Thursday the All Assam Saakshar Bharat Abhiyan Employees Association has accused the All Assam Saakshar Bharat Abhiyan Employees Association for the dues.
They have claimed that the chief minister and education minister is not listening to their demands.
They have threatened to organize massive movement if their demands not met.
Employees of the defunct Nagaon Paper Mill and the Cachar Paper Mill have not received their salary for the last 56 months. Faced with financial difficulties due to non-payment of salary, many workers of the two paper mills. The number of workers who have died increased to 93 with the demise of Akshay Kumar Mazumder of Nagaon Paper Mill who passed away on August 29, 2021, reportedly due to heart attack.
President of the Joint Action Committee of Recognized Unions (JACRU), Nagaon and Cachar Paper Mills, Assam, Manobendra Chakraborty has reacted strongly in this regard. "Akshay Kumar Mazumder was suffering from hypertension and cardiac disease but failed to arrange for necessary treatment on time due to non-payment of salary/statutory dues since the last 56 months. He died at the age of 62 years and did not receive a single penny as retirement dues because the earnings of his entire service life were withheld by the government, forcing him to die without treatment," said Chakraborty.