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Most salary arrears already paid, says Gian Sagar Trust

July 19, 2018 12:45 PM

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH: The new management of the Gian Sagar Educational and Charitable Trust which has disputed the claim of certain former employees that the management was not paying the outstanding dues of the former staff members of the Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital.

Harnam Singh, Working President of the Gian Sagar Educational and Charitable Trust, said here today that the new management was under no obligation to pay the outstanding dues of the college staff, both teaching and paramedical. It was a gesture of goodwill that the new management had decided to pay the former staff dues till April 5, 2017, when the college and hospital were closed down.

He said that the new management decided that it would start paying the paramedical and other support staff and the doctors and other administrative staff would be paid later. A total of 304 GDAs and housekeeping staff had been paid up to March, 2017, 140 nurses had been paid up to February, 2017 and their salary for only March was pending.  

Likewise 110 administrative and others staff had been paid up to January, 2017 and their salary for February and March only was pending now. A total of 57 paramedical staff had been paid up to January, 2017 and their salary for February and March was pending.  Eighty eight security guards had been paid up to March, 2017, and dues of 35 transport staff had been cleared up to march 2017 and their salary for one month was pending.

He said that so far 987 former staff members had been paid their dues in full or in some cases salary for one or two months was pending which would be cleared in the coming few days. He said the new management had also decided that dues of 198 doctors would be paid from August 1 onwards.

Harnam Singh said that Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh and Health and Medical Education Minister had recommended that the essentiality and NOC revoked earlier should be withdrawn with a view to ensuring that the people of the area got access to good healthcare facilities.

He said that the neither the hospital nor the medical college had started functioning yet and the new management was still taking stock of the situation.

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