Nagpur: The contractors engaged in the construction-works of Central Public Works Department (CPWD), dejected over non-payment of their dues for the work done, even after 6 months, staged a demonstration in front of various CPWD offices here on Wednesday, July 1. As their due payments have not been paid, they are in severe financial crisis, they said.
Later a delegation of demonstrating contractors met the CPWD chief engineer Narendra Kumar and handed him a memorandum of demand, urging him that their payments due be released at the earliest. The delegation also cautioned the chief engineer that it would resort to ‘stop work’ agitation in case their payments were not released soon.
Highlighting their problems faced during work, the contractors complained that the new Labour Law had been imposed on them, whose provisions were affecting the construction-work. Terming the new Labour Law as improper and draconian, they demanded its scrapping/ liberalization.
As many as 60 contractors, exhibiting black ribbons in protest, staged demonstrations in front of various offices of CPWD in the city. The delegation included R S Singh, M B Patel, A N Nashine, A B Prajapati, A K Sharma, B P Singh, Rajesh Agrawal, Banti Mishra, Kailash Tadpalliwar, A K Nirala, Bhalvi, K Bagde, Manna and Sanjay Singh.