Chandigarh: Around 4,000 IT professionals deployed in various departments of Haryana government are running from pillar to post for salary revision.
According to information, the IT professionals have been deployed after they passed written qualifying exams and other tests conducted by HARTRON, a nodal agency for IT-related activities in the state.
Enquiries revealed that for the past over six years, these professionals have been working for a meagre salary of Rs 13,500 per month. Desperate to get a salary revision like other colleagues, professionals who claim to have completed five to 15 years of service allege that they are being ignored.
“Even peons and sweepers are getting a salary of over Rs 15,000 per month. Now, they have started mocking us. We have approached all quarters. Since our working hours and job commitments are such we cannot go out and agitate, we are forced to work on these wages,” IT operator Pawan Kumar said.
These professionals have joined as data entry operators and their IT policy provides for a salary revision after every three years. Since 2018, their salary revisions have been due. “Even those deployed in districts are not getting wages as prescribed under DC rates, so we are making efforts to request higher authorities,” said a woman operator.