Various categories of government employees and teachers’ unions presented their arguments before Chief Secretary P. K. Mohanty for the immediate sanction of 45-50 per cent interim relief with effect from July.

About 10 unions including the APNGOs Association, Telangana NGOs, AP Gazetted Officers, AP Revenue Services Association, TGOs association, Progressive Recognised Teachers’ Union, AP, United Teachers Federation, State Teachers Union, AP Teachers Federation, AP Government Drivers Association among others submitted representations separately to the Chief Secretary here on Saturday and pressed for an announcement by December 11.

Representatives of unions said they also sought an appointment with the Chief Minister on December 9 to explain their demands and press for an early announcement to compensate for the delay in finalising the 10{+t}{+h}PRC report. With uncertainty looming large, the employees said they would not brook any delay in the announcement of IR.

The PRTU president, P. Venkat Reddy, said 3.5 lakh teachers would launch an agitation if 50 per cent IR was not announced by December 11.

Mr. P. Ashok Babu, APNGOs Association president said they appealed for 50 per cent of IR as the purchasing power of employees had declined drastically due to high inflation. Abolition of outsourcing system and regularisation of contract employees were his other demands.

TNGOs president Devi Prasad demanded 45 per cent IR, minimum pay of Rs.15,000 while TGOA president V. Srinivas Goud said they were already lagging behind by three PRCs due to the delay in constituting them. He demanded 45 per IR, 65 per cent fitment and minimum pay of Rs.3 6,720 and increase in the salary for contract employees.

AP Gazetted Officers Association president U.V. Krishnaiah demanded 45 per cent IR, 75 per cent fitment and minimum increment of 3 per cent on basic pay.

  • About 10 unions including the APNGOs Association, Telangana NGOs submitted representations to the Chief Secretary

  • The associations warn of stir, if the demands are not conceded by Dec. 11