ITANAGAR, 30 AUG : More than 150 Itanagar Traffic Wardens (ITW) resumed their duty by ending the indefinite strike for five days last week after getting a positive response from the state government.
Considering the ITW’s role in controlling traffic congestion within the capital complex, during a high level meeting under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary Naresh Kumar assured to fulfill the core issues of the ITWs after proper studies.
“ We have listened to their grievances by the representative of the Traffic Warden today, we have identified their problems, before a decision is taken by the government the major issue and problem being faced during discharge of duty will be studied in the proper way” he said.
The concerned departments which include home department, police department and Capital administration will make a roadmap and will place before the government for a resolution and an assurance has been given to them that we will study in depth of their grievances. He added.
In the meantime, ITW demanded the state government to provide the assurance in written form within 5 – 6 days, thereby inducting ITW into the traffic cell and to create a regular traffic department in the home branch.
“ITW has been serving their duty sincerely for the last 11 years, now we want justice as earlier assured by former CS,” said a representative from ITW.
For the interest of the common public ITW will resume their duty but if the concerned authority fails to fulfill the demands, an indefinite strike would be intensified, warned ITW.
The meeting was chaired by the chief secretary in presence of Principal secretary Home, Commissioner Home, Inspector General of police (IGP), Capital superintendent of police (SP), DC and representatives from ITW etc.