JAC urges YSR to implement GO 610

HYDERABAD, MAY 24. Leaders of the newly-formed Joint Action Committee of the Unions of Telangana Employees, Teachers and Workers today called upon the Chief Minister, Y.S.Rajasekhara Reddy, to implement the interim report of the assembly committee on GO 610. They wanted the government to make public the Girglani Committee report on the GO and enforce it.

Addressing a press conference, C.Vittal, chairman, T. Prabhakar, secretary-general, and other leaders, said they had urged Dr. Reddy to issue orders identifying non-local employees working in 134 departments in the region, post them elsewhere and employ persons from Telangana in the vacancies.

The leaders demanded immediate transfer on zonal basis of the employees working in gurukul institutions, as recommended by the interim report, and sought settlement of cases pending in courts. They wanted the government to scrap the non-local and open category appointments made by the AP Public Service Commission and the DSC and allot the resultant jobs on 100 per cent basis to locals and immediately pay 20 per cent interim relief to the government staff.

The committee leaders suggested Dr. Reddy to enforce five-day week which could result in a saving of Rs.180 crore a year. This amount could be utilised for providing free power. They impressed upon him the need for filling the 2.5 lakh vacant posts by recruiting people from the Telangana region and to increase the percentage of Telangana employees in the Secretariat to 40 from the present nine. A similar arrangement should be made in the 134 State-level departments. The employees working on deputation in Telangana should be immediately repatriated.

The leaders said Dr. Reddy assured to examine the demands. He was told that the committee would give the government six months to act and if steps were not initiated it would launch an agitation.

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