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GMC Srinagar lab technicians protest, seek release of pending salaries

GMC Srinagar lab technicians protest on March 9, 2023 as they seek release of pending salaries.

Srinagar: The single lab technicians and employees of Government Medical College (GMC) Srinagar protested on Thursday against the hospital administration for withholding their salaries for last many months now.

The angry protesters chanted anti-administration slogans seeking redressal of what they termed as a grave issue. “If everyone’s salary is being released, why are we being made to suffer?”, questioned the protesters, as per GNS.

They claimed that the hospital authorities were holding their salaries purportedly due to the fact that they have not submitted time bond orders. “The protesters further asked why the hospital authorities did not check their records, as they too are supposed to have a copy of the (bond order.)”

The protesters also pointed out that, many among them, had lost all their documents, including service books, in the 2014 flood. “Why is it that the GMC authority doesn’t have the records?”

“It has been fifty continuous months for us and we have still not received our salary. We have also met with the hospital authorities on multiple occasions, but they have told go to LG administration”, they said adding “We do not have any approach and it is the duty of the hospital authorities to provide us with our salaries” the protesters added.

“The government started a portal in the name of JKHRM and they uploaded all their documents there. Unfortunately, they were not able to upload their promotion order copies on the same, as the hospital authorities have not provided them with any such documents,” said a protester.

When contacted, Professor Masood Tanvir, Principal GMC told GNS that they have taken the matter into consideration for an early redressal.

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