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Believe it or not, a city sweeper in Kashmir earns a salary of Rs. 7,500 per month

SMC Spends More Than Rs 2 crore on Salary of Sweepers

Rising Kashmir News

Srinagar: Even if the sweepers in Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) have boycotted their work demanding the early release of their salaries, the Corporation is said to have engaged more than 2000 permanent and daily wage employees for whom more than Rs 2 crore is being spent as monthly salary. According to the information furnished by the SMC in response to an RTI query filed by an NGO, SRVES, corporation has 1360 permanent sweepers on rolls where as 1363 people have been engaged on temporary basis to keep the city clean. (KNS)