The Telangana NGOs’ Association on Thursday decided to serve strike notice to the State government on Friday in connection with its long-pending demands.

The decision was taken at the steering committee meeting of Telangana Employees’ Joint Action Committee (TEJAC) here on Thursday in which TNGOs’ Association, Telangana Gazetted Officers’ Association, Telangana Employees’ Association and other bodies are the members.

Demands

President of TNGOs G. Devi Prasada Rao told reporters later that they would give the strike notice to Chief Secretary Minnie Mathew on Friday.

They alleged that the government was delaying setting up of the 10{+t}{+h}Pay Revision Commission, issuance of health cards, withdrawal of cases registered against Telangana employees during their 42-day strike last year and treating the strike period as special leave and others.

‘Chalo Assembly’

They would organise a massive ‘Chalo Assembly’ programme on March 20 and would go on indefinite strike from any later date.

The TEJAC also decided to support ‘Sadak Bandh’ call of TJAC on February 24 and take out processions in Telangana district headquarters on March 1 in support of their demands. In Hyderabad, they would take out a rally from Sundarayya Park to Indira Park on March 1.

He asked APNGOs to cancel their ‘chalo Hyderabad’ programme on March 2 and organise it in Seemandhra region, stating that it would hurt the sentiments of Telangana people and the employees.

TNGOs’ president V. Srinivas Goud and TEA president C. Vittal suggested that APNGOs change its name as Andhra NGOs as it had no members from Telangana.

They would soon reveal the names of Seemandhra leaders who were troubling Telangana employees.

Decision taken at the steering committee meeting of Telangana Employees’ Joint Action Committee (TEJAC)