HAFLONG, July 14 � The NC Hills Autonomous Council Employees� Union (NCHACEU), has decided to stage a two-day dharna on July 16-17 demanding an immediate solution to their five-point charter of demands including payment of seven month salaries to the employees.
The union has threatened that if the NC Hills Council authority fails to fulfill their demands, then they would go for cease work for another five days. This was informed by the president of the NC Hills Autonomous Council Employees� Union on Saturday.
The decision was taken in a meeting held at the Cultural Institute Hall with Himangshgu Bathari, president of the NCHACEU in the chair and was attended by its secretary M Kemprai, judge A Jeme, joint secretary D Daolagupu, Ms N Hrangchal and others. The meeting was also attended by hundreds of employees of the council from different parts of the district.
All the speakers were in favour of going for an agitation in a phased but peaceful manner to put pressure on the authority democratically as they felt that their demands were genuine.
It is learnt that the council employees have not been paid their salaries along with other allowances since January last though they have been repeatedly approaching the authority. As a result, the employees are passing days in extreme hardship. Some have even brought back their wards from their place of studies as they cannot provide financial support.