Phagwara, Apr 6 (UNI) National Safai Karamchari Commission Chairperson Santosh Chaudhry today sought wage parity for 'safai karamcharis' in all states.
Talking to mediapersons here she said that though the Union Government has set up a separate Wages Board for safai karamcharis, but this section were being discriminated against by several state governments.
She reiterated her commitment to end the practice of lifting night soil by March next year.She calimed that despite several reminders, scavengers were being forced to lift night soil in many states including Madhya Pardesh, Bihar, Uttar Pardesh, Gujrat, West Bengal and Maharashtra.
Ms Chaudhry also claimed that several state governments were diverting the funds sent by the Commission for the welfare of safai karamcharis and merly one percent of the funds were being spent for the specified purpose.
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