MEMBERS OF Uttar Pradesh State Employees and Teachers’ Coordination Committee organised a meeting on the municipal corporation premises and took out a rally to demand merger of 50 per cent DA in their basic salary. Expressing his views on this occasion, district unit president of the committee Bhaktram Raj Tripathi recalled that Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav had promised that DA would be merged in the salary but no initiative had been taken in this direction so far.
Tripathi said the employees and teachers were deprived of the benefit.
They threatened to launch a State-wide agitation if the government introduced new pension scheme and made any change in the service rule.
They said the government should be ready to face the resentment brewing against it anti-employee policies.
Delivering his views, coordinator of the committee Satyendra Trigunayat, criticised the government for depriving newly appointed State employees of pension facilities.
Terming it as assault on the pride of the employees, he said the State government should ensure them benefits at par with Central government employees.
Rupesh Kumar Srivastav said the dharna and rally had been organised to invite the attention of the State government towards the long-pending demands of the employees.
District president of Intermediate Teachers’ Association Markandey Singh, secretary Shridhar Mishra, Mukhtar Ahmad, Chandra Bhushan Pandey, Kaushal Kishor Shukla, Naveen Nathanial and others also delivered their views in the programme.
Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh State Employees Association organised a meeting to ensure the success of the proposed three-day dharna of State employees at Lucknow from September 20 to 22.
Expressing his views in the meeting, secretary of the association Fasiullah Khan and president RP Chaudhary demanded regularisation of service of the employees working on assignment.