WARANGAL / KARIMNAGAR: Members of various government employees and teachers’ unions staged dharnas at several places in erstwhile Warangal and Karimnagar districts on Wednesday demanding the state government repeal G.O. 317 on transfers, which is against the interests of employees and teachers.
At various meetings, the union leaders recalled that all government employees felt happy with formation of a separate state, thinking all their issues will be resolved in the newly formed Telangana. Instead, their problems have only increased after new districts have been formed and zonal system introduced.
Now, the government has issued G.O 317 without consulting either employees’ or teachers’ unions and has started transferring them indiscriminately. Even though the government has provided an opportunity for wife and husband to work in the same district under the spouse category, the provision is not being implemented.
Employee leaders said despite several appeals, the state government is behaving stubbornly and even stifling the voice of employees and teachers by using police power.
For example, when government staff of united Karimnagar district tried to visit Hyderabad in two buses on Wednesday for bringing their issues to the attention of IT minister and TRS working president K.T. Rama Rao, police stopped them on outskirts of the city and arrested them, they alleged.