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Payment of NREGA pending bills sought

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The representatives of the Telangana Metla Sangaham (TMS), in association with the Telangana Agriculture Workers Union (TAWU), staged a dharna...

Khammam: The representatives of the Telangana Metla Sangaham (TMS), in association with the Telangana Agriculture Workers Union (TAWU), staged a dharna demanding the government to withdraw the decision of removing of Metlu-the supervisors of National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme besides clearing of pending bills immediately, here at Dharna Chowk in Khammam on Friday.

Speaking on the occasion, District General Secretary of TAWU Vedagiri Srinivas Rao said the government was trying to remove Metlu in the name of reforms and formation of new committees. “The government is trying to form new committees with 40 members by removing some of the Metlu, who have been rendered their services for the last 10 years. Instead of recognising them as government employees and extending them some fixed amount of salary, the government is trying to remove them,” he alleged.

The circular that was issued by the government suggesting suspension of Metla Job Cards must be suspended immediately, and also pending bills should be cleared, he demanded.

Later, the representatives of TMS and TAWU took out a rally from Dharna Chowk to Collectorate and submitted a representation to the Additional Officer. TAWU leaders Battula Lenin, K Narasaiah, TMS leaders S K Chandmiya, G Satyanarayana, M Venkanna, G Rattamma, P Sangaiah, K Nageshwar Rao, G Naresh, Sandra Prasad, B Venkaiah, K Narayana Rao, B Srinivas and K Prasad were present along with others.

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