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Govt employees stage demonstartion in UP

Thousands of teachers and state Govt employees staged a demonstration to press for their various demands.

india Updated: Jan 18, 2006 20:28 IST

Thousands of teachers and state government employees on Wednesday staged a demonstration before the Vidhan Bhavan in Lucknow to press for their various demands.

Employees and teachers from across the state marched to the Assembly House and later also sent a memorandum to Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav.

Addressing the gathering, the President of the Teachers and Employees Mahasangh Ajai Singh demanded scrapping of the state governemnt's decision to merge their dearness allowance with the basic salary with effect from April 1 last year instead of April 2004.

He also opposed the decision of the government to "forcibly" send state employees to Uttaranchal.

Singh said the teachers and employees would resort to a three-day strike from January 25 next if their demands were not conceded to.

First Published: Jan 18, 2006 20:28 IST