Revenue staff stage dharna

HYDERABAD, FEB. 15. Revenue employees, including mandal revenue officers and deputy collectors, in large numbers staged a dharna in front of the Chief Commissioner of Land Administration's Office here on Friday to protest against the merger of the revenue and panchayat raj departments in the newly-created village secretariat.

The dharna was inaugurated by G. Purchander Rao, APNGOs Association president and chairman of the Joint Action Committee (JAC) of employees, teachers and workers.

The A.P. Revenue Services Association (APRSA) president K. Lakshmaiah, the deputy secretary general of JAC A. Krishna Reddy, the JAC co-chairpersons B. Mohan Reddy and P. Subba Reddy and others spoke.

The state executive committee of APRSA is meeting here on Sunday to chalk out its future course of action.

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