‘Intensive agitation” cautioned for 7th Central Pay

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, November 26, 2018: The Joint Administrative Council (JAC) of All Manipur Trade Unions’ Council (AMTUC) and All Manipur Government Employees’ Organisation (AMGEO) today cautioned to launch intensive agitations including mass casual leave if the government fails to implement 7th Pay Commission’s recommendations ahead of Christmas.

Convenor of the JAC, L. Biken said the employees withdrew their mass casual leave agitation which was cautioned to launch on October 19 and 20 as chief minister N. Biren Singh assured to fulfil the demand appealing not take up the agitation.

Manipur has received a sum of Rs 10, 227 crore as grant-in aid for the 14th finance commission from which the 7th pay scale should be furnished.  Among other states which have implemented the 7th Pay Commission’s recommendations, Meghalaya which got Rs 1770, Assam which got just Rs 3379 crore and Tripura which got Rs. 5103 crore have implemented the pay commission’s recommendations, said Biken.

“Why it is delayed for Manipur employees, why the Manipur government says there is no money for the central pay,” he asked.

The state government should furnish 7th central pay before Christmas, he added.

He said keeping in view of the Sangai festival we remain calm, but we will rise up with intensive agitations if the government fails to recommend the central pay before Christmas.

The employees under the JAC have been on cease work strike since March 22 demanding to pay the central pay scale with effect from January 1, 2016 and it should be paid with effect from April 2019. We are not asking for revised 6th Central Pat scale we are asking for 7th Central Pay scale, said Biken.

We are still enjoying the same wage since 2006. New pay scale should be recommended for every 10 years, he added.

Saying that the government is playing delaying tactics on the demand the JAC appeals all the employees to join hands to struggle until the central pay is recommended in the state.

Highlighting that the 15th Finance Committee members are arriving in Imphal on November 29 the JAC appealed the government to make understand the team bout poor financial status which results to failure in implementing the central pay commission’s recommendations.

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