File Photo/ Mahakal temple
File Photo/ Mahakal temple
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Ujjain: Collector-cum-ex-officio chairman of the Mahakaleshwar Temple Management Committee (MTMC) Asheesh Singh on Tuesday issued a final show cause notice to the firm- SIS, which provides security staff for Mahakal temple.

He warned SIS officials to pay due salary to its employees within seven days. If the salary is not paid within seven days, then the contract of the company will be terminated. The company will also be blacklisted.

The Indore-based firm- Security and Intelligence Services (SIS) was given the contract about two years ago.

The company has run into controversy since the beginning of the contract, for instance, the company had to appoint ex-servicemen as 50 per cent of staff. The company also failed to deploy minimum number of guards as laid down in the contract.

The disputes continued to arise over the working style of the company. The latest case relates to the payment of salary to security guards. The guards alleged that they are not being paid salaries on the due date. They have been facing this problem since their appointment, alleged a guard.

The collector had issued a notice to the company, but then the director Arvind Singh instead blamed MTMC, saying that the firm is unable to pay salaries on time because the MTMC does not make payment to firm on time as well.

The collector then made arrangements for timely payment of the company from the MTMC. However, the company continued to delay salaries. Collector has issued a notice to the company management on eight points following the recent complaint.

According to this, a strong objection has been taken to the functioning of the company management citing the notice issued earlier. It is made clear in the notice that the payment of salary to the employees should be made on the first date of every month. Since the payment has been made by the MTMC to the company till March, the company should not delay the payment anymore.

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