Skip to content Skip to navigation

NCHAC strike enters second day

M Thousan, HAFLONG: The indefinite strike of the North Cachar Hills Autonomous Council employees demanding payment entered second day on Thursday. But there seems to be no immediate solution in sight.

Talking to reporters in Haflong, the agitating employees said that they won’t call off the stir unless they receive their salaries. They further told Assam Times that they have not received their salaries for the last ten months.

“We have been repeatedly requesting our authorities. But precious little have been done. We have no other option left but to sit in indefinite strike,” said DJ Hafila who works with a department of the council.

They have been staging a dharna in front of the NCHAC demanding immediate release of their salaries. “A section of our employees has turned pathetic due to non receipt of salaries for the last ten months. Nobody knows when we will get our salaries,” said another employee.

“We have withdrawn their life insurance and other savings to run our families. Our boys studying in Guwahati, Delhi and Shillong have come back because of financial crisis,” said another group of agitating employees.

Author info

AT News's picture

Assam Times Staff. editor@assamtimes.org

Add new comment

Random Stories

Death trap in bridge over Nonai river of Tangla

6 Sep 2016 - 7:12pm | Shajid Khan
The emergence of a massive death trap in the important road bridge over Nonai river of Tangla over the Tangla-Bhergaon road have  raised concerns of the local populace of greater Tangla area....

Assam flood situation remains critical; relief rescue on

30 Jul 2008 - 1:24pm | editor
The overall flood situation in Assam continues to remain critical on Wednesday as some more areas are reeling under the flood waters of the river Brahmaputra and its tributaries rendering as many as...

Say no to drug addiction

27 Sep 2015 - 9:14pm | AT News
A West Siang based NGO Mother's Vision is working relentlessly on its mission towards drug addiction, health and hygiene, cleanliness and growing adolescent abuses in West Siang district for the last...