Uttar Pradesh: Photographs of employees wearing helmets inside a government office in Uttar Pradesh have gone viral on social media.
Employees of the electricity department in Banda district were photographed working in an office located in a dilapidated building. The roof of the room has developed several holes as the plaster has come off and a pillar in the middle of the room is holding the roof up.
"We wear helmets at work to protect ourselves in case any mishap takes place. We have informed the seniors several times about the condition of the building, but no one has taken any action in the matter. Perhaps, they are waiting for some of us to get killed before the repairs begin," said one of the employees. He said that during the rainy season, the employees bring umbrellas because the roof leaks.
Banda: Employees of electricity dept wear helmets to protect themselves from any untoward incident while working in dilapidated office building. One of the employees says,"It's the same condition since I joined 2 yrs ago. We've written to authorities but there is no response". pic.twitter.com/S3MYarY6zi— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) November 4, 2019
The furnishings too speak loudly about the condition of the office. There are no drawers and cupboards to keep the documents and files can be seen lying in cardboard boxes.
None of the senior government officials were willing to comment on this.
Many Twitter users have expressed their outrage at the working conditions, with some bringing up construction initiatives such as the plan to create a 221-metre tall statue of Lord Ram in Ayodhya. One user wrote that this was how "cost-cutting should be applied in our country".
500 cr ka statue bana dega yogi lekin 5 lakh laga k ek sarkari kamra nhi.— Ankit Sri (@AnkitSr89) November 4, 2019
This is how cost cutting should be applied in our country.— ShivSainik Nimo (@niiravmodi) November 5, 2019
Thanks Yogi ji for this 🙏
With inputs from IANS
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