bihar news: patna high court instruction to bihar government on sanitation workers strike
The people troubled by the stench of garbage on the roads have got a big relief from the High Court. The striking Safai Karamcharis have agreed to call off their strike and return to work on the directions of the Patna High Court on Tuesday. At the same time, the court has asked the state government to consider their demands and take necessary decision in eight weeks.
Patna High Court directive
A division bench of Chief Justice Sanjay Karol and Justice S Kumar said that the sanitation workers will resume their duties immediately. Meanwhile, the state government has been directed to take a decision on their 12-point demands within eight weeks.
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The court, while hearing the joint petition on Tuesday, ordered that the decision taken by the state government on the demands of the employees should be placed through the affidavit of the Principal Secretary, Urban Development and Housing Department, Government of Bihar. The next hearing will be on October 21.
‘The issue will be resolved in 8 weeks’
Advocate General Lalit Kishor said that the issues raised by the Safai Karamcharis and their unions will be dealt with and a decision will be taken as per law within eight weeks from Tuesday. He further said that before taking any final decision, an opportunity of being heard will be given to the employees and their union representatives in the application.
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Senior advocate Yogesh Chandra Verma, representing the union of Safai Karamcharis, highlighted their grievances, prompting them to go on an indefinite strike. He said that the State Government may consider releasing certain payments which are due indisputably and are acceptable to the employees.
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