The Non Gazetted Employees Association has totally rejected the claim of the chief minister Conrad K Sangma that the NPP-led state government was able to cleared more salary to the employees of the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council.
“(Infact) during executive committee led by Congress the pending salary was only for 6 months but when NPP formed the executive committee, they have completely neglected to pay the salary which is now pending for 26 months,” NGEA president Senora Johny Arengh said in a statement issued on Sunday.
He also said that the CM had been silent for many month but suddenly wake up on the issue of salary and claiming that his government had cleared the salary of the employee of GHADC for many months just because election to GHADC is coming.
“If CM is so serious on the payment of salary to GHADC why CM was so silent for many years more than 25 employees of GHADC had expired due to non-payment of salary. Have the CM at any point of time visited the family of the employees who expired due non-payment of salary and if he is so serious on payment of salary to the Employees why can’t he arrange the money and pay the salary to the employees of GHADC and moreover there are 55 Crore royalty share pending with the MDA government. Why he is not releasing to GHADC for payment of salary and if MDA govt. can arranger the huge amount for election why can CM arrange the money to pay the salary to the employee of GHADC. CM never concerned and thing of the family of the employee of GHADC he only concerned about his NPP party now the election is coming he want ask vote from the common man by talking about the issue of non-payment of salary,” he said.
He further added, “Claiming that his NPP party was able to clear the salary for many months which is unacceptable and condemnable last year GHADC promise to clear the salary for two months before Christmas but till now even two month salary is yet to cleared by the GHADC. It is total lies to the public and they have cheated the employees by making the false promise that they will clear two months’ salary before Christmas.”