Print Edition - 2015-01-14 | Main News
Cremation site workers halt service
- fallout at aryaghat
Jan 13, 2015-
The PADT has opened its own shop that sells articles required during cremation process at subsidised rates.
The workers have asked the PADT to scrap the registration permits issued to the shops that purvey items used during cremation. Besides, they have also demanded lowering the “environment cost” from Rs 3,200 to Rs 200 charged during the cremation, identity cards, accident insurance and retirement fund.
For those doing night shift, the workers have demanded accommodation. They have also demanded the PADT add 10 percent to their deducted provident fund amount and job security, even after the operation of electric crematorium.
PADT Member Secretary Gobinda Tandon said they were tying to solve the issues and resume the cremation services at the earliest. “We are in talks with the workers. We hope to find a solution soon,” he said.
Published: 14-01-2015 09:08