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Central staff demand hike in salary

india Updated: Aug 21, 2006 00:55 IST
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THE CENTRAL Government employees today demanded hike in their salary on the lines of increase in salary of Members of Parliament (MP).

An executive body meeting of the Central Welfare Federation of India was held at the regional provident fund office, in which members demanded hike in salary of the Central Government employees in proportion to inflation.

Inaugurating the meeting, the newly appointed regional provident commissioner Jagmohan assured employees that all their grievances would be redressed within due course of time. Chief general secretary of the federation, Rajesh Kumar Shukla stated that federation had taken several steps for solving the problems of employees.

Speaking on the occasion, Rajesh Kumar Shukla demanded that the salary of the Central Government employees must be increased on the lines of hike in salary of MPs. “In comparison to inflation, salary of the Central Government employees had not been increased accordingly. Therefore, necessary steps must be taken by the Union Government to ensure increase in salary of the Central Government employees,” Shukla stated.

Members present in the meeting also expressed their resentment over the delay in the constitution of Planning Commissioner even after the announcement made by the Union Government. A demand for cancellation of the recommendations made by the Kelkar and Zafa Committee was also made during the meeting.
Vice president of the federation RP Upadhyaya demanded employments to family members of former Central Government employees on priority basis.

A resolution was unanimously passed in the meeting demanding increase in salary of the central government employees in accordance with the hike in salary of MPs.

Prominent among those present on the occasion included SC Srivastav, Uday Pratap Singh, Satyendra Beer Yadav and TA Siddiqui among others.

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