BBMB Worker Gurcharan Singh Khrota is on Hunger Strike since 76 days. From the day of protest till today BBMB Chairman Sh. Anand Bihari Aggarwal, other Members & concerned officials are neglecting this now the worker lost more than 23 KGs of weight due to this . India which is known for its humanity & Punjab which is working on teaching of Saints i.e. “sarbat ka Bhala” is not providing justice to 100 daily wages workers on pretexts or other. Govt. with dictatorship instead of providing justice to effected workers take Gurcharan Singh Khrota forcibly at night about 2.50 AM from hunger strike to GMCH Sec: 32 Chandigarh..
Approximately 100 daily wage workers are working since 20 years at BBMB but are not yet regularized despite the condition of BBMB that after working 3 years Daily wage worker will be regularized. Now the workers are paid salary only @ Rs. 3500 per month. Against this exploitation and injustice workers & their families continuously raise their voice from June 2011. During this the family members of workers including, Ladies, Children, Aged was on hunger strike for a day but officers not shown mercy towards them. Due to which Gurcharn Singh Khrota started Hunger Strike till death . Dayanand Secretary BBMB Workers Union told that BBMB chairman and other Higher officials discussed with union at Headquarter Chandigarh for solution of this conflict but not justified till today.
BBMB Workers Union president Ram Kumar told that according to Hon’ble Punjab & Haryana High Court Writ Petition No. 3228, 4417-1988 order dated 21-01-2010 daily wage workers working regularly for 240 days at water Supply & sanitation department are regularized and their arrear of salary is also provided to them on dated 06-12-11. Workers Union Cashier Gurparshad demanded to give Justice to workers and save the life of Gurcharn Singh Khrota.
Jaspal Singh President Anti Corruption Society told that Center Govt., Punjab State Govt., Haryana State Govt., Himachal Pardesh State Govt., BBMB should help the workers and provide them Justice on humanity ground. Jaspal Singh Told that if any uncertainty happen then there may not be any thing in except bemoan & this blot will never be removed. Ram Kumar President BBMB worker union told that there is rampant corruption. Due to which they are not regularized from 20 years but fresh workers are appointed on regular basis because they are beloved of one or others. When Jaspal Singh demanded information regarding this conflict under RTI Act 2005 instead of providing this information within 48 hrs as matter pertains to life and liberty of person, officials of BBMB Nangal & Chandigarh refuse to supply the information on one pretext or other. Jaspal Singh told that if Gurcharan Singh’ live was lost then all the concern Higher officials will be responsible and will be assumed killer.
In this conference Smt. Amrik Kaur W/o Gurcharn also explained her grievances. According to reports some one from the family of workers may commit suicide on 27th December. Therefore responsible officials must provide justice as early as possible to the effected workers & to initiate departmental proceeding against Guilty officials. Anti Corruption Society demanded the justice to the workers and punishment to the guilty/corrupt official. During this conference Manoj Sharma, Vinod Kumar were also present.