DIPR employees boycott work, stage demo in Srinagar

Srinagar, September 29 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the employees of the Department of Information and Public Relation (DIPR) have boycotted their work and staged a protest against arbitrary orders issued by Director Information, Rahul Pandey.

The employees said the Director has issued orders to stop salaries of 52 employees of Kashmir valley and 17 from Jammu region without any justified reason.

The employees locked all units, including PR and Advertisement sections, Cultural Unit, Field Publicity and establishment section. Raising “We want Justice” slogans, the employees demanded immediate revocation of the order.

The employees protesting at Rambagh office in Srinagar said that one month salary of 17 employees from Jammu Division and 52 from Kashmir Division has been withheld for a month for reasons better known to the higher-ups. They said that they have been serving the department round the clock, but are now facing mental harassment. They, however, said that they are not in the know-how as to why their salary has been withheld.

The employees said they will continue to protest till their salary is not released. They said they have halted the work of the Information division Kashmir until the order is revoked and their salaries are released.

The employees have appealed to the authorities to look into the matter so that their withheld salary is released at the earliest.

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