Administrative council suspends strike for central pay, to resume after election


Pothashang News Service: Imphal, March 11, 2019: Joint Administrative Council of All Manipur Trade Union’s Council and All Manipur Government Employees Organisation has today declared to immediately suspend it’s cease work strike of demanding implementation of the 7th Pay Commission’s recommendations.

It was announced by the secretary  general of the administrative council Laitonjam Biken in a news conference held the council’s office today.

He said the strike was suspended following the announcement of election code of conduct yesterday by election commission of India for the coming Lok Sabha election.

The strike will be resumed after the election, he added.

The administrative council launched the indefinite cease work strike on March 22 last year to furnish the central pay with effect from January 1, 2016 among other demands.

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He said demanding to fulfil 22 points charter of demands representatives of the council have placed five rounds talk. On the 5th round talk chief minister (N. Biren Singh) had assured to review the government order issued on July 28, 2018 regarding 7th Central Pay Commission.

However, the issue had to be brought on the floor of the recent Manipur Legislative Assembly during the budget session. But no issue was brought in connection with the demands made by the council, he added.

Even if the chief minister assured to consult the issue with the Centret, no official proposal was sent to the Centre.

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Biken said among the 22 points of charter of demands the council prioritised on 12 points and submitted a letter to government of Manipur on February 20. The points includes adoption of 7th central pay including arrears with effect from January 1, 2016; immediate payment of all deus of DA/DR; establishment of Manipur Staff Selection Commission for recruitment of group III employees; secretariat duty allowance in respect of secretariat employees and other departments especially revenue department (district adimistration),  consumer affairs, food and public distribution department respectively should be paid at 10 percent of corresponding basic pay as agreed upon; rectification of pay anomalies; revision of minimum wages; amendment and review of all service recruitment rules; promotion avenue and its implementation for all employees in the departments of state should be arranged at the earliest; regularisation of genuine work charge, muster rools, casual and contract employees and others; to clear all the pending appointment under die-in-harness scheme to translate it with full compassion; enhance fixed medical allowance to pensioners and family pensioners at Rs. 500 from Rs. 300 per month; and to stop all form of service extensions, engagement, re-engagement of retired employees against government of India office memorandum of December 9, 2002.

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Biken said the demands of the council remains unchanged and the agitation will be continued till the demands are fulfilled.


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