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JAMMU: To discuss various issues of contractors and piece-workers of Jammu & Kashmir Projects Construction Corporation (JKPCC) besides electing new office bearers, the general body meeting of all piece workers & contractors of JKPCC was convened under banner of JKPCC Piece Workers & Contractors Association. During the meeting, office bearers were elected unanimously to chalk out future course of action for taking up the issues at appropriate forums. Rakesh Jalali was elected as President while Sunil Sahib was elected General Secretary and Mohinder Kohli as Office Secretary/ Treasurer. Other office bearers included Rajesh Jain of M/s Jain Marbles, Rahil Malick (Contractor) and Sumit Malhotra (Local Manufacturer).
On the occasion, threadbare discussions were held on various issues including liabilities of piece workers/ contractors pending since past 4 to 5 years.
Speaking on the occasion, newly elected President, Rakesh Jalali urged LG Manoj Sinha to look into the matter personally as it is a subject matter of paramount importance and any further delay in the matter would be more detrimental to the cause of piece workers, contractors etc, who have borrowed huge finances from various banking & non-banking institutions. During course of long deliberations, General Secretary Sunil Sahib urged for timely allocation of funds to all the respective units of JKPCC to take them out of the morass, as affected contractors, piece workers and firms, are suffering badly. He further stressed for need for immediate stoppage of composite tenders being prepared and floated by the corporation, without clearing pending liabilities. Jalali further requested all higher-ups to direct MD for encashing all FDRs amounting to Rs 200 crore approximately, laying with corporation as a fixed deposit. He further expressed astonishment that all DGMs are asking for progress of ongoing works in backdrop of old liabilities of piece workers & contractors, who are already suffering a lot.
Later, all elected office bearers expressed gratitude towards all members and demanded one more meeting succession in near future.