The total shutdown call by Madhya Pradesh Administrative Service Association along with three dozen other government employees’ association created a heavy impact on the citizens as all the administrative services were crippled in the state on Wednesday. The associations called the strike to implement ‘Protection Act’ for government servants after they were assaulted by BJP workers.
In Bhopal, district collector’s office along with other offices at the same premises wore a deserted look. The employees gathered at one place and took pledge to defend their dignity while discharging official duties. They have also submitted a memorandum to the collector. MPASA president GP Mali, general secretary Deepak Saxena, state president of tehsildar sangh Bhuvan Gupta along with other office bearers and members were present.
MPASA demanded that the cases of assault on government servants should be tried in fast track courts. They have also demanded regular monitoring of such cases by district and state level committees, besides implementation of protection Act in the state.
Schools, colleges and medical services were exempted from participating in the strike. Offices of municipal corporation, zila and janpad panchayat, Bhopal Development Authority, Capital Project Administration, Public Works Department, water resources department, housing board and other corporation offices wore a deserted look in absence of normal office strength.
According to the reports from Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Ujjain and other places, all government offices remained closed due strike.