‘Staff shortage hindering functioning of departments’

The Akhila Karnataka Rajya Sarkari Naukarara Okkoota has urged the government to immediately fill the 2.13 lakh vacant posts and stop outsourcing work.

Addressing a press conference here on Saturday, president of the okkoota Mahadevaiah Matapathi and general secretary D. Shivashankar said that there were hundreds of educated youth in the State searching for jobs. Why was the government delaying the recruitment process in various departments?

The shortage of staff had become a hindrance in many departments as the existing staff were overburdened, they said. They alleged that there was a huge disparity between the salaries of Union and State government employees although there was no difference in what they did. They urged the State government to enhance the salary and perquisites of State government employees.

In the wake of diesel price hike, the prices of essential commodities had risen, they said and urged the State government to enhance dearness allowance by 7 per cent with retrospective effect from July 1 this year.

The okkoota also urged the State government to regularise more than 15,000 people working in various departments on daily wages.

Women employees should be given two years’ maternity leave on the lines of Central government employees, they said.

Earlier, at the State executive meeting of the okkoota held here on Saturday, it was resolved to prevail upon the government to get all the demands fulfilled.

Vice-president of the okkoota Renukaradya and secretary N.E. Nataraj were present.

  • Okkoota wants disparity in wages between State and Union government employees removed

  • Demand to regularise services of over 15,000 people working on daily wages