Demanding the state government to fulfil a series of demands, members affiliated to the Tamil Nadu Government Employees Association observed a fast in front of the collectorate here on Wednesday.

N. Venkatesan, district president, who led the fast, said the government had failed to fulfil 2.5 lakh vacancies in various positions of government organisations and appealed to the government to organise recruitment process soon.

New pension scheme in existence should also be scrapped and replaced with the previous form of pension scheme implemented for the benefits of employees.

Meanwhile, he said amendments to the Sixth Pay Commission had not been implemented with effect from January 1, 2006 to December-end of the year as recommended by the authorities.

He said Chief Minister Jayalalithaa had promised to implement it in the employees’ interest but no effort had been made as of now.

Moreover, standard time-scale payment benefits should be extended to 3.5 lakh employees, including noon-meal employees, anganwadi workers, village assistants, panchayat secretaries and rural library employees, he said.

N. Kumaravel, state secretary, A. Balasubramanian, district vice-president, L. Ramamoorthy, district secretary, and 200 employees took part in the fast.

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Members from the association observed a fast in front of Collectorate. The district president Rajkumar presided over the agitation. The district secretary Christopher, Joint Secretary Leeden Stone and others participated.

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