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Govt staff threaten to go on indefinite strike

The Government employees, including Railway employees, have given notice to go on indefinite strike from March 1.

india Updated: Feb 21, 2006 17:59 IST
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The Government employees, including Railway employees, have given notice to go on indefinite strike from March 1 demanding constitution of the next pay commission.

The Centre is initiating steps for setting up of the sixth pay commission for government employees, Minister of State for Finance PK Bansal told Rajya Sabha in a written reply.

Besides constitution of the pay commission, demands of the employees include merger of 50 per cent dearness allowance with basic pay with effect from July 1, 2002.

The other demands include withdrawing downsizing schemes, stopping outsourcing of activities, lifting ban on recruitment and filling all vacancies and withdrawing new contributory pension scheme.