The Telangana Employees Joint Action Committee (JAC) has fixed a deadline of December 19 for the State government to drop cases against its staff who participated in the agitations demanding a separate Telangana State. It has threatened to launch a major agitation if it was not done by that date.

‘Maha dharna’

After a meeting of the steering committee, JAC leaders G. Deviprasad Rao, V. Srinivas Goud and C. Vittal told media persons that it was decided to organise a ‘maha dharna’ with employees across the region here on December 19. It will be followed by a ‘Chalo Hyderabad’ programme and a ‘pen down’ strike leading up to a flash strike.

They blamed the government for going back on its written promise to lift cases which have been pending since last year.

The government did not take any steps despite representations to the Chief Minister, Chief Secretary and a Cabinet sub-committee, they said.

A delegation will again meet the Chief Secretary on Friday demanding that representation to employees in a healthcare trust be increased to be floated for them. In its present form, the trust will have nine senior officers and six representatives of employees. It means that officials will have overriding powers.

The employees will not join the trust if the representation was not reversed.

The leaders also demanded that the tenth Pay Revision Commission be announced, health cards be given to employees and release of hiked dearness allowance from July 1 of last year.

  • Government blamed for going back on its promise to lift cases pending since last year

  • TJAC leaders to organise ‘maha dharna’ with employees across the region