The Fact News Service
Chandigarh, September 29
Punjab Government has released Rs.204 crores for the salary of the mid-day meal workers of government schools and the salary would be credited in their bank accounts within next 2-3 days, informed Harjot Singh Bains, Minister of School Education, Punjab in a press communique issued here today.
Bains said, “when I was visiting Government Senior Secondary School (Girls) Sri Anandpur Sahib, Government Senior Secondary School (Boys) Nangal and Government High School Dasgrai today, mid-day meal workers brought to my notice that they haven’t received salary for the last three months. On enquiry it was found that the salary was pending at the end of the Finance Department.
The School Education Minister said that he immediately met the Finance Minister Harpal Singh Cheema for resolving this issue at the earliest. Bains said that the salary of the mid-day meal workers would be credited in their bank accounts within next two or three days.