HC asks EDMC to remove garbage from roads
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) Asking East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) to ensure that removal of garbage dumped on roads by the employees, who have struck work due to non-payment of salaries, the Delhi High Court on Tuesday also issued notice to the civic body and city government.
A division bench of Justices Indira Bannerjee and Justice Anil Kumar Chawla sought response from EDMC and Delhi government by March 1 on a plea seeking direction that corporation employees to end their strike.
The plea has sought direction that the Delhi government and the civic body should immediately release salaries to sanitation workers who went on strike from January 5, as piles of muck taken out of drains and garbage was dumped on city roads.
EDMC told the court that salaries for the last two months were paid on Monday and the strike has been called off.
The Delhi government also told the court that a fund of Rs 605 crore has been released for payment of EDMC workers’ salaries uptil March 2017.
Advocate Sugriva Dubey, appearing for petitioner Salek Chand Jain, however said EDMC has not paid the salaries to all the workers.