Tamil Nadu

Forum’s plea for early implementation of seventh pay commission


M. Duraipandian, State general secretary of the Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers sought the implementation of the seventh pay commission at the earliest.

While talking to the newsmen here on Saturday, he said it was a prerequisite that the employees should be provided with interim relief along with 50 percent merger of dearness allowance in salaries prior to approving any pay commission.

But even after a long period, the pay commission that was announced earlier by the central government has not yet been implemented.

Besides, Gramin Dak Sevaks numbering 2,65,000 across India should be brought under the much awaited seventh pay commission.

He said they had been working for almost 30 years for a meagre payment.

Moreover, the new and existing pension scheme should be scrapped and replaced with the old pension scheme. Since the launch of the new pension scheme, fund managers had not been appointed and the employees had been raising their doubts whether they could be entitled to avail such monetary benefits after their service period.

March to Parliament

To draw the government’s attention to fulfil these demands, the confederation members would stage a demonstration in front all district headquarter offices on March 2 and as the next step the confederation would stage a massive march towards the parliament in New Delhi on April 28, he said.

If these demands were not met, the employees would go on indefinite strike, which would be announced in July, he added.

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