VIJAYAWADA: The Andhra Pradesh government began efforts to resolve issues related to the 11th PRC by inviting leaders of government employee associations and unions for fresh consultations.
Minister for municipal administration and urban development Botsa Satyanarayana and minister for transport Perni Venkataramaiah telephoned leaders of the PRC Sadhana Samithi and proposed fresh talks. The leaders seeking cancellation of GOs on pay revision and related orders before resuming the talks.
Earlier, the government set up a new committee to conduct further consultations and appointed ministers Buggana Rajendranath, Botsa and Perni, government adviser Sajjala Ramakrishna and CS Sameer Sharma for the talks. The Sadhana Samithi (struggle committee) held a meeting in Vijayawada on Sunday and decided to continue with the protests and serve strike notice to CS on Monday.
Employees association president Suryanarayana said the government did not issue any official orders about appointing the new committee. “There is no clarity on the committee and hence we will not go for talks with the panel.” He said the government should immediately stop implementation of the PRC. Principal secretary Sasibhushan invited them for the committee meeting on Monday.
Secretariat employees union president Venkatarmi Reddy said they will not attend the talks as long as the government did not cancel the GOs for implementation of 11th PRC. APJAC Amaravati chairman Bopparaju Venkateswarlu opposed the campaign by YSRC against the government employees. He also opposed the registration of cases against government employees.
He recalled that chief minister Jagan had announced only fitment during the meeting and asked them to talk and resolve other issues with the officials. But the government issued orders without such talks.
The steering committee leaders said they informed principal secretary Sashibhushan to release the report of the Ashutosh Misra commission, put all GOs in abeyance, stop paying of salaries under 11th PRC and continue paying salaries under the old system....