HP Non-Gazetted Employees Association (Surender Kumar group) state general secretary, NR Thakur, has said that a few self-styled employees' leaders have compromised with the state government to get high-level posts for their personal benefits.
In a statement here, Thakur said, “The way a few leaders have knelt before the government and are compromising over the issues concerning employees is really a matter of concern”.He said: “About 2.5 lakh employees of the state have to elect their leader democratically and through proper channel of voting and mandate process. Whosoever has declared them leaders without going into the election process is definitely no mass leader. The government should also avoid these self-styled leaders in the interest of the employees,” he said.
He added that the real grievances and issues of the employees have now taken a back seat, which is unfortunate. Thakur said that his association strongly criticised the state government's decision to reduce pension benefits on volunteer retirement by 40 percent.
Satating that pension is the right of the employees, he demanded rollback of the decision. He also urged the state government to use its secrete agencies to ascertain as to which employee leaders have mass acceptability and support of majority of employees. He said the state government should invite genuine leaders to attend the joint advisory committee meeting to resolve employees' issues.