ITANAGAR, JUNE 10 : The Environment & Forest Minister Mama Natung has assured to work out proper modalities for disbursement of monthly salary of more than 200 contingency staff of Pakke Tiger Reserve in Pakke kessang district. He has appealed to the staff to call off the ongoing strike.
Natung was talking to the media on Thursday informing that I have spoken to the agitating staff not to go on strike but even then they are on strike is a matter of concern. Earlier the disbursement of salary was paid quarterly and in some cases it was paid after two month. The scheme in which the employees are being paid is a centrally sponsored scheme under national conservation of tiger authority of India (NCTA). Since 2020 due to Covid pandemic it has been delayed, he agreed, but we are also finalizing a policy by which they do not have to suffer a lot. He said.
The salary of the staff will be released soon and the state government is initiating for a revolving fund through which the salary will be disbursed without delay and the fund which will be receiving form the NCTA may be adjusted. Natung added.