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Village assistants seek release of dues

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SEEKING REDRESSAL:Village assistants working in the Revenue Department staging a protest in Gulbarga on Saturday.— PHOTO: ARUN KULKARNI
SEEKING REDRESSAL:Village assistants working in the Revenue Department staging a protest in Gulbarga on Saturday.— PHOTO: ARUN KULKARNI

The Karnataka State Government Revenue Department Village Assistants' Association has demanded the immediate release of wages and other benefits due to village assistants working in the Revenue Department since 2007.

Hundreds of village assistants from different parts of the district took out a procession here on Saturday and submitted a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner, urging the Government to concede their demands.

They said that though the services of 10,450 village assistants in the State were regularised in July 2007 , the Government had not released the wages due to them.

Pension and other benefits had also not been extended to them.

The village assistants continued to get their old wages and they were not considered as permanent employees. The association said that village assistant should be considered a group D post and wages should be fixed accordingly. They also demanded other benefits enjoyed by government employees.

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