Members of the district branch of the Karnataka State Revenue Department Gramsahayaks' Association have urged the government to regularise their services by categorising them as group D employees.

Gramsahayaks took out a procession to the Deputy Commissioner's office here on Saturday and submitted a memorandum in support of their demands.

According to association's district president Shaukat Ali Savanur, nearly 10,450 gramsahayaks had been serving in the department for over 33 years now. Although in 2007 the government promised to bring them under group D category, the authorities were now delaying fixing wages accordingly.

There had been no response to previous memoranda in this regard, he said.


Their other demands included Rs. 1 lakh compensation for gramsahayaks who had retired and providing jobs to a family member of employees who had died.