"Spell out stand on staff demands"

LISTING THEIR DEMANDS: K. Balasubramanian, president, Tamil Nadu Government Employees Union addressing the State conference in Chennai on Saturday. Photo: S. Thanthoni  

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CHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu Government Employees' Union (TNGEU) on Saturday appealed to political parties in the State to spell out their stand in their manifestoes on the demands of the employees, more particularly the ones relating to restoration of the "wrested rights" and giving up the practice of appointing personnel on contract or consolidated payment basis.

President of the TNGEU K. Balasubramanian, who presided over a conference here to highlight these demands, said though the State Government had announced certain measures such as 50 per cent merger of dearness allowance with basic pay, reinstatement of road mazdoors and encashment of earned leave, several rights and benefits of the employees were yet to be restored.

Demands not conceded

Demands such as Bonus, full pension for 30 years of service, calculation of pension on the basis of last month's pay, 40 per cent of commutation of pension, payment of arrears as per Pay Commission's recommendations were yet to be conceded, he said.

Another major problem eluding solution was regularisation of the service of personnel appointed on consolidated pay including noon meal employees, Anganwadi workers, panchayat clerks and assistant cooks in Government students' hostels and section writers, Mr. Balasubramanian said.

From 2004, the Government ordered for appointment of staff in various categories in Government hospitals and primary health centres through private agencies on a meagre contract payment, he said.

Computer teachers appointed through private agencies had also not been regularised even after six years of service, he claimed.