Nagpur: The agitation launched by the NMC Contractors Welfare Association entered 8th day on Friday. The contractors have been protesting for their various demands including clearance of their pending bills.
The agitation took a turn when one of the contractors Kishore Naidu suffered a heart attack and two operations were performed. However, as both the operations failed, doctors advised him to undergo open heart surgery. The Chief Accounts and Finance Officer, on the directive of NMC administration, provided an assistance of Rs 1 lakh and also cleared his one file along two files of other contractors.
On Friday, the agitating contractors went to the chamber of Chief Accounts and Finance Officer at fifth floor and gheraoed him. They demanded clearance pending dues of other contractors too immediately and not just dole out assurances. The contractors warned that their protest will continue till their demands are met.
The contractors during their agitation had also resorted to ‘Bhik Mango’ agitation and had handed over the collected money to Mayor Nanda Jichkar leaving her red-faced. The NMC Contractors Welfare Association flayed the adamant attitude of administration. The bills of contractors are lying on the table of Chief Accounts and Finance Officer (CAFO) but the administration is turning a blind eye. Due to deteriorating financial condition of NMC, the contractors are afraid of taking the works of civic body, they said.