TRANSPORTER’S ASSOCIATION DEMANDS RELEASE OF COMPENSATON TO DECEASED PRAKASH PANDEY
Monday, 15 January 2018 | PNS | Dehradun-
The Uttarakhand unit of Transporter’s Welfare Association has demanded immediate release of the compensation to the family of the transporter Prakash Pandey who recently committed suicide by consuming poison at the BJP office.
The General Secretary of the association, Ashok Grover, told media persons here on Sunday that Pandey was forced to commit suicide due to wrong policies of the Government against whom he fought till his death.
He said that the District Magistrate of Nainital had declared a compensation of Rs 12 lakh to the family of Pandey and job to his wife after which the body of the transporter was cremated.
He said that now the Government is dithering on payment of the compensation. “The DM is a representative of the Government and now denial of the compensation is very unfortunate. We demand that the Government should release the compensation amount and fulfil the promise of job to the wife of Pandey, failing which we will be forced to start an agitation,’’ he said. The members of the association said that the decision on enforcing a total strike on death of Prakash Pandey would be taken afterJanuary 20 after consultation with the central leaders.
They threatened that many more Prakash Pandeys would come to fore if the compensation to the family is not paid. Grover said that transporters of Uttarakhand have been adversely affected by the GST and the business of down to 50 percent. He said that more than 90 percent of the transporter own only one or two trucks and they are the worst suffers of the GST.
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