Protesters demand 71 p.c. fitment benefit in PRC
KADAPA: NGOs, teachers, college lecturers, clerical and office staff of 22 government employees associations took out a massive rally and staged dharna in front of Kadapa Collectorate on Wednesday, in pursuance of a 52-point charter of demands.
Nearly 25,000 employees of various government departments went on en masse casual leave demanding 71 per cent fitment benefit as against 27 per cent offered by the government and other demands. The striking employees have been demanding 27 per cent interim relief, though the government offered 22 pr cent IR.
The recommendations of C.S. Rao Committee for implementation of the old Pay Revision Commission report were unacceptable, JAC chairman Siva Reddy and convenor Ramamurthy Naidu said.
The JAC leaders demanded a five-day week and stoppage of appointment of outsourced employees. Clerks and office staff who joined between 1976 and 1978 were yet to get any promotion in the last three decades and those retiring among them were receiving a meagre monthly pension of Rs. 1,400, they said.
The government should invite the State JAC for negotiations, they demanded.
Employees of Revenue, Panchayat Raj, Irrigation, Roads and Buildings, Treasury, Lecturers of aided colleges and members of teachers’ organisations participated. JAC joint secretary T. Srinivasulu, leaders of teachers Unions Beeram Subba Reddy, Lakshmiraja, Chenchi Reddy, Narayana Reddy and Chenchu Ramaiah, PR Ministerial Staff Association district president Pratap Reddy and former general secretary Sivarami Reddy participated.
NGOs and teachers observed pen-down strike and took out rallies in all the towns in Kadapa district.
Pen down in Nellore
Nellore Staff Reporter adds: Employees of various departments observed ‘pen down’ strike in front of Nellore Collectorate.
The staff came out of the offices and observed strike before the lunch hour demanding 60 per cent fitment in PRC recommendations. Kurnool Special Correspondent adds: Government employees resorted to pen down strike on Wednesday demanding implementation of Pay revision commission recommendations.
The members of Joint Action Committee staged a demonstration at the Collectorate resenting the delay in implementation.
Some of the offices wore a deserted look on account of the strike.