Special Correspondent

SALEM: The Salem Corporation has decided to honour the first three rank holders in Class X and Plus Two examinations from among the wards of conservancy workers with certificates of merit and cash, Mayor J. Rekha Priyadarshini said.

The Civic body to honour the conservancy workers had been conducting functions for them for the past two years.

This year it had felicitated 12 sanitary workers for their outstanding services to the society and city by awarding cash prizes of Rs. 1,000 each. The mayor as per the decision taken in the council meeting pointed out that the function would be organised every year.

She pointed out that other workers should emulate the services of those who won laurels this year as sanitation and health of the entire city and its people were depending on their selfless works. She pointed out that the Corporation had taken steps to disburse wages on seventh of every month.

The workers if they had any grievances could approach the mayor, deputy mayor, commissioner and other senior officials without any further hesitation.

The State government, she said, was very particular in enhancing the standard of living of the sanitary workers. The women workers were immediately given poly cotton saris when they pointed out that polyester saris, which were distributed earlier were not convenient while working.

In pursuant of these good schemes, the Corporation had decided to reward the children of the workers who secure first three ranks in both Class X and Plus Two examinations. Deputy Mayor C. Panneerselvam, Commissioner Dr. K.S. Palanisamy and others took part. Dr. Porkodi, Health Officer, presided.