Suvidha Centre employees remained on strike, people bear the brunt


Suvidha Centre at Ferozepur gives an abandoned look as employees remained on strike on Monday.

Ferozepur, January 19, 2015: The Suvidha Centre employees in Ferozepur remained on full day strike and sit on a dharna in front of DC Office due to which people who had come from far flung areas for their work had to bear the brunt.
However, many of those who had turned up at Centre, were unaware of the fact that the staff was on strike. Bagicha Singh of Village Nathu  Ke, Baldve Singh of Village Kala Tibba, Kamaljit Singh of Village Bareke, Mohinder Singh of Village Rajo Ke Gatti said that they know that the employees are fighting for their right but it was the responsibility of the district administration to provide the uninterrupted service to the people so that they do not suffer.
The Suvidha Centre employees are agitating against the state government decision of outsourcing the current Suvidha Centre staff. The Suvidha Centre employees who were hired on contract have been demanding for a long time that their appointment should be made permanent by the state government. At present the Suvidha Centre employees are getting meager salaries.
Sanjeev Handa, Media In-charge of the Suvidha Centre Employees Union said that their union has garnered good support from DC Office Employees Union, Punjab Sub-ordinate Services Federation and several others organisations.
Maninder Singh, In-charge, Suvidha Centre, Ferozepur said that it is the time to intensify the agitation. “How can one expect we can feed our families in such meager salaries. We have raised this issue several time with state government but they have failed to understand our grievances”, he added.
Maninder Singh said that if state government does not pay any heed to our demands, all the Suvidha Centre employees of Punjab will remain on leave on January 23 and shall perform a dharna at Chandigarh.
A delegation of Suvidha Centre employees of five districts namely Faridkot, Fazilka, Muktsar, Bhatinda and Ferozepur also went to the Badal Village to meet the CM Parkash Singh Badal and gave him the memorandum regarding the demands of Suvidha Centre employees.  
Monday, January 19, 2015