Alleging the government of being insensitive towards it, the Jammu and Kashmir central contractor’s coordination committee (JKCCCC) has threatened for picketing (Gharao) of Secretariat on June 5.
Notably the call has been given in the wake of accusation that the government owes it pending bills of 700 Crores.
“The withholding of the massive funds (owing to paucity of funds in Treasury Department) is heavily telling on us. We warn the government to release the pending bills immediately or face music,” JKCCCC General Secretary, Farooq Ahmad Dar said.
JKCCCC has accused government of being insensitive to its demands.
“The tall government claims of keeping funds fall from grace from the fact that it owes us bills worth Rs 700 crores are pending. Such an astronomical amount would make any organization to come on roads,” Dar said.
“We don’t understand that despite completing the developmental works on time why the government is delaying our payments. We warn it (government) that prolonged insensitivity towards 70,000 contractors be stopped,” he said.
Dar also flayed the handling of the E-tendering and E-billing process in Kashmir. While pitching for regulations in its functioning, Dar said that the process should be set in motion in sync with the weather vagaries in the state.