Close to 400 ministerial staff (clerks, superintendents and others) have joined the ongoing strike by the veterinary surgeons from Thursday.
Nearly 1,700 veterinary surgeons, who are members of the Karnataka Veterinary Association, have tendered their resignations to the Commissioner of the Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Sciences Department.
The surgeons have been protesting since September 11 against the non-implementation of the recommendations of a high-powered committee constituted by the State government. The committee has recommended upgrade of veterinary dispensaries to veterinary hospitals, special postgraduate allowance, setting up of polyclinics in all their headquarters and extending salary and allowances to veterinary surgeons on a par with those serving in the Health and Family Welfare departments.
The surgeons have also boycotted the livestock census that has started on September 15 in the other States. The census will end on October 15. The protesters have set a deadline of October 3 to the government to either fulfil their demands or accept their resignations.
Government urged to fulfil demands before October 3 Vets have also boycotted the livestock census
Government urged to fulfil demands before October 3
Vets have also boycotted the livestock census