Joint Administrative Council caution for mass casual leave

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, October 8, 2018: Joint Administrative Council of All Manipur Trade Unions’ Council and All Manipur Government Employees’ Organisation has today cautioned to take two-day mass casual leave if Manipur chief minister fails to meet the council representatives over central pay scale demand by October 18.

L. Biken, convenor of the joint administrative council talking to reporters today said as technical session, we started talk with chief secretary Dr.J. Suresh Babu on August 10 and continued on August 30. As the chief secretary cannot take a decision to our demand we had waited for chief minister Nongthombam Biren Singh’s appointment till September 11. On the next day we took up a mass sit-in to put pressure for our demand. Still no appointment to meet the chief minister is provided, he added.

He said “the chief secretary had assured us to settle over our demand in presence of chief minister who can finalise the matter, but there has been no any word from the government”. We have also reminded the government for the same on September 17. But it was of no use. So we met the chief secretary today and appealed to bring quickly a conclusion to our demand with a discussion in presence of the chief minister, he added.

If the state government fails to make an arrangement by October 18 to settle over our demand in presence of the chief minister we will launch two days’ mass casual leave on the next day,” said Biken.

There is huge difference of allowance between the central government employees and the state government employees. The state employees suffer with the continuous rising price of goods and services. We are enjoying the wage rate of 2006 in this current year of 2018, said Biken.

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