"We managed to raise Rs 25,000 from the auction. People are sympathetic towards us and many of them donated money. Rs 20,000 came from donations," NCHACEU secretary Hoineikim Changsan said.
Of the 2,270 people going without salary for over a year, around 200 held the auction near the Cultural Institute Hall at Haflong, the headquarters of Dima Hasao district, on Saturday.
Mr Garlosa said the hill council does not earn a lot to pay these employees but he will make efforts to release their salaries as soon as possible. NCHACEU information secretary Bonil Joharisaid said the affected people are 'Normal Sector' employees, who are recruited by departmental heads and not by the government, and their salaries are paid from the revenue earned by the NCHAC. The employees have been agitating for long, demanding salary but without success.
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