Thoubal district VDF personnel join strike

Demanding urgent redressal of their grievances, the discontented VDF personnel of Thoubal district on Wednesday staged a mass sit in protest at all the complexes of VDF outposts, police stations and VIP residential located in Thoubal district.

The Thoubal District VDF Welfare Association has lent their support to the ongoing strike launched by the All Manipur VDF Welfare Association which was launched last Thursday.

Demanding urgent redressal of their grievances, the discontented VDF personnel of Thoubal district on Wednesday staged a mass sit in protest at all the complexes of VDF outposts, police stations and VIP residential located in Thoubal district. 

Organisation secretary of All Thoubal District VDF Welfare Association Santosh Likmabam said that they are fully in support of the ongoing strike. “VDF personnel are demanding regularisation of their service, keeping service security and payment of 13 months salaries at the earliest,” he said. 

He continued that the All Manipur VDF Welfare Association submitted copies of memorandum to the chief minister, but no positive response has come so far and reiterated that it added salt to the injury. He also said that their agitation would be continued until they meet a positive commitment from the government.

General secretary of All Thoubal District VDF welfare association H Jiban expressed that their demands were genuine and it was their right to demand from the government. He requested officers of the Home department not to assign duties to VDF personnel during the strike.

 He warned that VDF personnel are not allowed to be assigned duties by any officer or commanders. If found, responsibilities should be their own, he added. 

First Published:July 22, 2020, 11:41 p.m.

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