Chief Secretary assures to fulfill demands of ITW

Chief Secretary assures to fulfill demands of ITW

ITANAGAR, Aug 30: The Arunachal Pradesh government has assured to fulfill two points demand of the Itanagar Traffic Warden (ITW) at the earliest during a joint meeting headed by Chief Secretary held today.

The traffic wardens have been on indefinite strike since August 23 last  and have also threatened to go on hunger strike. ITW has been demanding the State government to regularize the ITW under Home department and fully-fledged introduction of ITW in Traffic cell, Itanagar.

Speaking to the reporters,  ITW Lomra Tapa said that a meeting was held today under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary Naresh Kumar where various issues pertaining to the traffic wardens were discussed. Accordingly, CS assured the ITW to look into their demands.

The meeting was attended by CS, IGP Chukhu Apa, Home Commissioner, SP (ICR) Jimmy Chiram, DC Capital Talo Potom and other officials.

Tapa said, on request and assurance by the CS, the ITW has today resumed the work. However, unless there is an official letter from the concerned department to resume the work, the ITW was not supposed to go on work today, he said.

He also appealed to the entire 158 ITWs to not go for work unless any official letter to resume the work is being provided.

“We have temporarily suspended the Dharna but will continue if the demands are not made in written format. The dharna may resume any time if the demands are not fulfilled in due time as per assurance by the state government,” he added.

Tapa also made it clear that the ITW should be inducted under the Home Department stating that the traffic wardens since induction have been working under the same department.

He also appealed to the state government to provide minutes of the meeting and accordingly make it clear of the terms and condition of assurance.


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