Hundreds of gram panchayat employees took out a procession and staged a dharna in front of the zilla panchayat office on Monday demanding implementation of various orders of the State government.

District unit of CITU-led Karnataka Grama Panchayat Noukarara Sangha has organised the protest.

Demands

Their demands included minimum wages for GP workers as per government order. They urged that tax collectors, assistants and computer assistants should be given Rs. 5,735 per month as salary, while watermen, electricians and balawadi teachers should be paid Rs. 5,514 per month.

They also demanded that the pay of attenders and sweepers should be fixed at Rs. 5,403 and Rs. 4,300 respectively, they added.

‘On paper'

“These wages were fixed by the government after many employee agitations. However, they have remained on paper,” sangha president Gandhinagar Narayanaswamy alleged.

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