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Govt employees gear up for decisive battle

THE STATE government came under fire from the employees for adopting an apathetic stance towards their long pending demands. Some of the employee leaders even said that Chief Minister would face employees? wrath during his Budhni by-elections.

india Updated: Mar 11, 2006 14:21 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent

THE STATE government came under fire from the employees for adopting an apathetic stance towards their long pending demands. Some of the employee leaders even said that Chief Minister would face employees’ wrath during his Budhni by-elections.

Earlier the employees took out an impressive ‘Maharally’ in New Market area. Addressing the participants of the rally at the public meeting held later near Kamala Nehru School, the employee leaders launched a scathing attack on the state government and hinted that they would soon fight a decisive battle with the government.

On account of the employees’ rally, majority of the government offices wore a deserted look today and at some places official work was also affected because clerical staff along with officials had left their offices to participate in the rally.

Employees and officials took out the rally to draw the attention of the government towards the non-fulfillment of their long pending demands and to make a display of their unity and strength. Employees and officers from various parts of the state participated in the Maharally.

Addressing the public meeting state president of Gazetted Employees Association Dr R D Mishra said employee were upset on account of the alleged breach of promise of the state government. The BJP government has not fulfilled several promises made in its election manifesto, he added. Dr Mishra thanked the participants for making the rally a success.

President of MP Class III Government Employees Association, Mahendra Sharma called upon the employees to prepare them for a decisive battle with the state government on the issue of constitution of Sixth Pay Commission.

He pointed out that financial condition of the state had improved substantially in couple of years owing to excellent revenue recovery but demands of employees, who contributed a lot in collection of taxes, remained neglected as the government was not keen to fulfill their demands.

Besides implementing government schemes and collecting revenue, employees also contribute a handsome amount in government’s kitty by contributing about 500 crore by way of GPF deductions, Rs 75 crore as professional tax and by giving contribution of Rs 30 crore under the Group Insurance Scheme, said the veteran employees leader.

Coming down heavily on BJP Government, state president of Madhya Pradesh Karmachari Congress, Virendra Khongal said that by adopting anti-employees attitude, the BJP Government proved that it was not bothered about employees. Employees had removed the previous Congress Government because it was not fulfilling their demands, he said adding that in view of the rising frustration among employees it appears that this government would also meet the same fate.

Employee leaders are demanding the government to pay the all pending installments of DA, withdraw professional tax, merger of 50 percent of DA in basic pay on the lines of central government, remove the pay anomalies, provide bonus to the class IV employees, increments to the teachers, regularize daily wages employees etc.

State president, AJJAKS, Jagdish Suryawanshi, MP Rajya Nigam Mandal Mahasangh general secretary, Chandra Shekhar Parsai, state president of MP Judicial Employees Association, Neeraj Shrivastava, president MP Mantralaya Karmachari Sangh, S S Tomar, state president of MP Nigam Mandal Karmachari Mahasangh, Ajay Shrivastava, president of MP Vidhan Sabha Karmachari Sangh, Dilraj Singh, Ramnarayan Acharya along with leaders of other associations, were among those present on this occasion.

First Published: Mar 11, 2006 14:21 IST