The office-bearers led by district president R. Thiruchitrambalam said that from time immemorial they have been pressing the government to implement their charter of demands.

Members affiliated to the Tamil Nadu Agricultural Cooperative Bank Employees Association staged a demonstration near the District Collector’s office here on Monday.

The office-bearers led by district president R. Thiruchitrambalam said that from time immemorial they have been pressing the government to implement their charter of demands. At least, those mutually agreed in the past could have been implemented by now; they argued and justified the stir which, they hoped, would help draw the attention of Chief Minister Jayalalithaa.

Though in November 2009, a G.O. was issued for disbursal of pay to the employees, the anomalies in it had not yet been resolved. The association members wanted the panel members to put an end to the impasse soon and recommend its findings to the government.

All employees on superannuation, should be mandatorily covered for medical and pension benefits. Though some employees had been given promotion, the vacancies had not yet been filled so far. The timings of the offices should be re-worked in such a way that it was similar to the functioning of the bank timings. In many levels, due to the vacancies, the serving employees were overburdened. Hence, the government should not delay in recruiting eligible persons for the vacant posts.

The members submitted the 18-point charter of demands to the District Collector after staging a demonstration, a spokesman told reporters.

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