Thanks to the Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, the sanitation workers of the state will now get an increment of up to Rs 2,000. This benefit will apply to sanitation workers in the urban as well as rural areas of Haryana.
The sanitation employees workers from the rural areas, who used to get a salary of Rs 12,500 earlier, will now receive Rs 14,000, while those in the urban areas, who received Rs 15,000 earlier will now get Rs 16,000.
Interestingly, the Chief Minister also announced that in case of a delay in payment of salary, the workers will get an additional Rs 500 with the following month’s salary.
The workers have been assured of timely payment of salaries. They have also been told that the amount of Rs 1 crore offered by the Deputy Commissioner, will be used to pay salaries if there is a delay. According to him, the budget allocated by the finance department to disburse wages of sanitary workers will not be diverted elsewhere.
Acknowledging the fact that the sanitation workers faced huge risks while cleaning sewage, he shared that a new technology has been introduced at Rewari and Gurugram, wherein all manholes are equipped with sensors. If there is an overflow, the concerned office is alerted and the cleaning work is done using machines.