Demands not met, Punjab nambardars plan agitation

Want honorarium amount hiked to Rs3K

Bathinda, July 7

Citing non-fulfillment of their ‘long-pending’ demands, the Punjab Nambardars Union have decided to launch a state-level agitation soon. In a meeting held in Bathinda, the union leaders said their ‘genuine demands, including ‘jaddi pushti’ (transfer of position on inheritance basis) and hike in honorarium amount among other half a dozen demands, had been pending for years now.

Union president Gurpal Singh Samra said, “We have been demanding that the government must allow ‘jaddi pushti’ for nambardars in the state and honorarium amount must be increased from Rs 1,500 to Rs 3,000 as promised by Revenue Minister Gurpreet Kangar. The government must provide nambardars with health insurance and mobile allowance.” — TNS

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