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The Non-Gazetted Employees Association (NGEA) of Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC) Friday, penned a letter to Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma over their pending salaries.
NGEA organised a rally on February 18, where a unanimous decision was taken to write to the Chief Minister over the matter.
Reportedly, the NGEA has sought the clearance of their pending salaries of 32 months and the release of royalty to the tune of ₹ 55 crores.
They sought the clearance of their salaries before the upcoming elections to the GHADC on April 9, failing which they have decided to boycott the election.
They have also threatened to boycott work and to cut off the supply of water to Tura town if their demands were not met.
The employees further demanded the utilisation of ₹ 18.2 crore of central assistance for the clearance of their salaries.
They have also sought the transfer of the present secretary to the GHADC, Rikse Marak.
Further, the employees demanded the framing of finance rules to avoid irregular transaction of money/revenue/bills in the GHADC before the upcoming election.
Lastly, they demanded the framing of service rules for the GHADC to avoid illegal appointments to the Council.
“If the above demands are not met, we will have no other option than to boycott our duties and boycott the upcoming election,” said NGEA president, Senora Johny Arengh.
The NGEA has also set February 22 as the date for a response before stirring agitation.
(Edited by Gabriel G Momin)