Some of the government employees have not received their salaries for the month January as yet, and the delay in disbursement is causing them a lot of worry, according to Bopparaju Venkateswarlu, Chairman of the Andhra Pradesh Government Employees’ Service Associations’ Joint Action Committee.
“This has become a regular feature every month, which is unacceptable,” Mr. Venkateswarlu told The Hindu over phone on February 7 (Tuesday).
“It is understandable if there is a delay in the disbursement of salaries once or twice in a year. But this is happening on a regular basis. As a result, the government employees are finding it difficult to honour their commitments in paying their monthly instalments,” Mr. Venkateswarlu said.
As the employees were turning defaulters, bankers were unwilling to provide them loans, he added.
“Salaries and pensions have been disbursed to the employees of a few departments, while others are yet to receive. The State government is unable to fulfil the legal obligation,” he said.
Mr. Venkateswarlu said the JAC decided to serve a protest notice to the Chief Secretary on various demands, which included timely payment of salaries and pensions.
“We have never seen a situation wherein the unions are forced to demand payment of salaries to the employees in time,” he said.