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NGOs under GMC threaten ceasework


GUWAHATI, Aug 11 - The non-government organisations working under the Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) will soon abstain from work if they are not paid their dues immediately.

The GMC looks after solid waste management in its 31 wards. There�are 90 NGOs that collect garbage from doorsteps of people on behalf of the Corporation.

A delegation of the NGOs will meet GMC Commissioner tomorrow and submit a letter in this regard.

The GMC had only paid around 30 per cent of the pending dues till date. The NGOs have not been paid for the last 10 months.

The representatives of the NGOs said that they will decide their course of action after tomorrow�s discussion with the GMC Commissioner.

�If the Corporation doesn�t release our dues immediately, we will go on an indefinite strike. Due to insufficient funds, the NGOs are not able to pay the workers on time. It�s very difficult to work without money during this pandemic,� they said, adding their workers have been working tirelessly amid the lockdown.

When people are spending their time with their family members or are working from home, these workers are risking their lives for the welfare of general public.

However, there have also been complaints that several workers of these NGOs have been seen collecting garbage without wearing hand gloves, face masks in several parts of the city.

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