Witnessing family problem due to financial shortage with my maternal uncle has changed my speculation completely. My assumption was, only contractual employee faced the problem of regular and equal wages. Regrettably, big no.
My uncle is a regular employee of State Institute of Rural Development (SIRD), Itanagar, who has spent major chunk of his life in the service of his office.
Sadly, I have been informed that he and his companion have not seen the face of salary since past six months which force many of the employees working in SIRD to look for other part-time job.
Some of them are driving trekker from Itanagar to Naharlagun, some are selling vegetable in the market for their livelihood.
I was also informed that, many of them had avail loan from banks and frequently they are getting bank notice these days. Unfortunately, the cries of the employee are not acknowledged by the department.
Hence this letter requesting the Chief Minister and the Minister Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, government of Arunachal Pradesh to kindly intervene.
I have great faith in your good government and I request your government to kindly keep this belief alive. There is no other way, I could find suitable other than sending this message through this daily. I believe it is very reasonable to seek the help of our elected representatives if the respected heads of department fail to address the issues of the department.
It pains me to see my uncle’s inability to pay the school fees for his loving daughter, its pain to see my uncle and aunt altercating for small issues arise due to financial shortage. I am highlighting the case of my uncle only; imagine what would be the lives of his companions who are without a penny for their services.
With this few word, I earnestly request Chief Minister, Pema Khandu and the Minister Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Alo Libang to look into the matter. If the government feels that they cannot meet the requirement of the office and its employee, they should shut the office permanently without killing the dream of its employee.