MP Administrative Service Association (MPASA), along with other city-based bodies, will ask the Madhya Pradesh high court to direct the state government to expedite action in cases of assault on government employees.
"In the past 10 years, there have been about 14,000 cases of assault on government servants. It is surprising that no action has been taken by the government," said Deepak Saxena, general secretary of the MP Administrative Service Association.
A few Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers allegedly assaulted the sub-divisional magistrate, tehsildars and other revenue officials in separate incidents recently.
The government's failure to take action against them had created an environment of fear among officials, said Saxena.
Government officials had earlier decided to go on a strike on February 18 and file a public interest litigation, seeking the court’s directions in the issue.
The association has also sought time from chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and BJP state president Nand Kumar Chouhan to press their demands.
Organisations, including Junior Administrative Officers Association, Superintendent of Land Records Association and State Administrative Service Association will participate in the strike.
Saxena said employees of municipal corporations and councils and panchayats would also participate in the strike.