HAFLONG, July 11 - Normal functioning of NC Hills Autonomous Council has come to a grinding halt as the NC Hills Autonomous Council Employees� Union started a five-day protest in front of Autonomous Council office on Monday.
The employees� union has been demanding pending salary, regularisation of monthly salary, adoption of VIIth Pay Commission recommendations and release of gratuity of retired/expired employees of the Autonomous Council.
Earlier, a general meeting of NC Hills Autonomous Council Employees� Union was held on July 8 at around 11 am at Autonomous Council field. The meeting was presided over by Joyraj Thaosen, vice-president of NC Hills Autonomous Council Employees� Union, Haflong.
In the meeting, it was also resolved that the office of the Divisional Forest, Dima Hasao (west division) will be closed due to non-payment of forest royalty to NC Hills Autonomous Council against the stone used by NKC Construction company. The NC Hills Autonomous Council Employees� Union will move for the release of Rajib Baruah, DFO of Dima Hasao district.
It was resolved that the Council Employees� Union will approach to the Council Authority for cancellation of �Stone Mahal� system and implementation of the permit system so as to collect royalty properly.
Talking to this correspondent, Jayraj Thaosen said that they might go for 100 days non-cooperation if the NCHAC fails to fulfil their demand within five days.