Employees’ mass casual leave for two days
Pothashang News Service: Imphal, January 7, 2019: Joint Administrative Council of All Manipur Trade Unions’ Council and All Manipur Government Employees’ Organisation will take up two-day mass casual leave on January 8 and 9 denouncing both the Centre and state for avoiding the demand to pay 7th central pay scale.
The joint administrative council said Prime Minister Narendra Modi failed to respond to its demand during his visit in Imphal on January 4 and at the same time chief minister N. Biren Singh’s fails to fulfil its commitment to review the demand of the joint administrative council, Laitonjam Biken, secretary general of the council said in a news conference in Imphal.
The joint administrative council has been demanding adoption of 7th Central Pay scale with arrears with effect from January 1, 2016, immediate payments of all due dearness allowance of employees and dearness relief of pensioners, secretariat duty allowance in respect of secretariat employees and other departments should be paid at the rate 10 % of corresponding basic pay as agreed upon, and to establish Manipur State Staff Selection Commission for recruitment of group C employees among other demands of 22 points charter of demands.
We have submitted the same as memorandum to the Prime Minister earlier and appealed through media ahead of the Prime Minister’s visit to announce an economic package to fulfil our main demands during his visit. He did not utter even a single word over our demand, Biken said.
During Modi’s visit on March 16 he also failed to mention anything on the demand for implementation of the central pay structure in Manipu, he added.
At the same time chief secretary Suresh Babu has denied to review our demand as against the chief minister’s promise to review it, Biken said. He told us today that our demand will not be reviewed. We strongly condemn the violation of the agreement brought with the chief minister,” Biken said.
On October 18 last year the chief minister assured us to review our demand and bring a positive solution. Following the agreement we had suspended our two-day mass casual leave that were scheduled on October 19 and 20, he added.
The employees under Manipur government are enjoying the pay scale that was fixed in 2006 and people are suffering with the rising prices of goods and services, Biken said.