About 40,000 lower court employees across the state have decided to go on indefinite strike from February 11 in protest against the state government’s failure to implement Shetty Commission’s recommendations.
The Maharashtra State Judicial Employees Confederation has issued a statement saying the union has decided to take the drastic step due to the state government’s failure to respect the Supreme Court’s order to implement the recommendations by the commission.
The Supreme Court, in its order on October 7, 2009, had directed the state government to implement the recommendations of Shetty Commission within a year. Although a year has passed since the order, the directions are not being followed, said MR Durg, President of MSJEC.
“Some of our demands are higher pay scale, time-bound promotion and medical allowances. We don’t see the government taking any concrete steps towards any of the 19 demands granted as per the recommendation of the Shetty commission,” Durg said.
“As a mark of protest, all 40,000 employees will be going on indefinite strike from February 11.”
Earlier, the court employees had held a protest on October 2 and a token strike for a day on November 11 last year, over the same issue, Durg said.