WITH THE exception of few employee associations allied with the Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS), a majority of State employee associations are unhappy with the decision of the State Cabinet over the implementation of the much-awaited Brahmaswaroop Committee recommendations.
Coming down heavily on Tuesday’s decision, State Adhikari Karamchari Jankalyan Sangh general secretary R C Gupta said it was unfortunate that the Government implemented recommendations with effect from April 2006 instead of January 1996.
“By depriving employees their due right, State Government had cheated employees,” he added.
State Madhya Pradesh Class Three Association president L N Kailasiya also expressed his displeasure over not providing employees benefits of the committee recommendations with effect from January 1996.
He demanded the Madhya Pradesh Government provide benefit of committee’s recommendations with effect from January 1996. He also pointed out that the Madhya Pradesh Government had provided the benefit of increased Dearness Allowance to officers of All-India Services from July 2006 whereas State employees were given benefit of 5 per cent hike in DA from September 2006.
President of Rajya Mantralaya Adhikari Karmachari Association, O P Gaur also criticised the State Government and termed the decision antiemployees.
Gaur also criticised the State Government for falsely publicising the issue of implementing committee’s recommendations. Instead of a burden of over Rs 450 crore, as claimed by the Publicity department, the actual burden of less than Rs 40 crore will be imposed on the State Exchequer, he added.
On the other hand, Madhya Pradesh Rajya Adhikari Sangh, Dr Umesh Singh hailed the Government’s decision and thanked Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan for the same.
He said with Tuesday’s cabinet decision, long pending anomalies in the pay-structure of various grades of employees would be eliminated.