ANDHRA PRADESH

JAC plans agitation to achieve demands

Special Correspondent

HYDERABAD: The Joint Action Committee of Non-Gazetted Officers’ Associations on Thursday announced that they would launch an agitation soon to solve long-pending demands that included the constitution of the 9th Pay Revision Commission (PRC) and filling up of vacancies.

At a press conference, JAC chairman V. Gopal Reddy and K. Swamy Goud, secretary-general, said they had called for an extended general body meeting on May 23 to discuss and chalk out a sustained plan of agitation for redressal of their grievances.

Report sought

They also wanted the report of the Anomalies Committee headed by N. Rangachari to be made public and then implemented in toto. Mr. Reddy also said that the demand for the 9th PRC was taken up because it was to come into effect from July 1 this year. The 8th PRC comes to an end on June 30 and hence the need was being voiced.

Also, the filling up of vacancies was pertinent because an estimated 2.80 lakh positions - mostly that of Class Four, Junior Assistants and typists, were vacant. Any further delay in filling up the posts would seriously affect the administration, he said.

Other demands include regularisation of contingency employees in various departments and doing away with the scheme of pension privatisation, they said.

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