Srinagar, Sep 13, CNS: At a time when JK Cement Ltd run in losses and is unable to pay salaries to it’s employees, it has re-employed some blue-eyed retired persons and is paying them hefty sums as salaries.
Employees of this government undertaking are frequently staging protests in the premises of JK Cements Ltd demanding salaries. Reports said a couple of months ago, a blue eyed officer attained superannuation as General Manager JK Cements, however, ironically, the Managing Director re-employed him and the said officer is drawing salary on monthly basis.
Reliable sources told news agency CNS that the said re-employed officer is currently in Kolkatta to procure coal for the undertaking. “The incumbent MD JK Cements entrusted the task of procuring coal from Kolkatta to this officer as he is his favourite one. He is also flanked by another favourite employee of MD though the job of that employee is to take care of Cement Plant and not procuring material from outside states,” said an employee wishing anonymity.
“JK Cements is unable to pay salaries to us from past three months and yet it is re-employing those retired from the service. From 3 years Rs 16 crore has been deducted from our CP Fund but not a single penny has been deposited so far,” said one of the members of JK Cements Union.
Efforts to reach out MD JK Cements Ltd, Atul Sharma didn’t materialize as he didn’t pick up the repeated phone calls. (CNS)