Special Correspondent

SHIMOGA: President of the Karnataka State Government Employees’ Association (KSGEA) L. Bhairappa said here on Tuesday that government employees should withdraw the applications submitted to the Government asking it not to cut dearness allowances (DA) of four months from July to October from their salary towards the Flood Relief Fund.

Addressing a press conference, he said that as per a Supreme Court ruling in a case of the Government ordering for deduction of dearness allowances for flood relief, it should seek the permission of employees. “However, some of the employees were using the court’s ruling for creating confusion,” he said.

Mr. Bhairappa said that the association had resolved in its meeting to give dearness allowances earned between July and October towards flood relief funds.

He said that the employees had voluntarily accepted the resolution adopted to this effect.

Mr. Bhairappa requested those employees who had written applications seeking not to cut dearness allowances from their salaries, to take back the applications and come forward to donate funds to flood relief on humanitarian grounds.

He said that the State Government had fulfilled many demands of the employees without giving any room for protests. But still some demands were yet to be fulfilled, he added.

Mr. Bhairappa added that the association had to approach the Government to seek the implementation of the Sixth Pay Commission recommendations, inter-district transfers and other demands.

It was needed to show to the Government that all the employees were united, he said.

He praised Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa for awarding medical reimbursement facility to State Government employees on the lines of the Central Government Health Scheme.