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Essential services partially hit in Sirsa

punjab Updated: Jan 22, 2014 22:24 IST
HT Correspondent

Essential services of power and water supply were partially hit on the second day of government employees' strike here on Wednesday.

Employees are agitating under the umbrella of Haryana Employees' Coordination Committee. They are demanding regularisation of contractual staff, similar pay for similar work, doing away with work outsourcing policy, cashless medical facility and filling up of two-lakh vacancies in different departments.

There are reports of a number of villages facing power shutdown, which also affected the water supply. Health services in the government hospitals were also hit across the district.

DHBVN workers gathered at 134 KV station. Worker leaders Prem Sharma and Surjeet Singh Bedi said that the government's response to their demands was not positive.

Suraj Kiren, a housewife, said that in the tug-of-war between the government and the employees, the common man suffered for no fault of his.

Another local Sukhan Preet said that he had come to get his marriage registered, but couldn't do so as the employees were on strike. Ram Kumar, a shopkeeper, said in absence of power supply, traders face problems in doing their business.