Hyderabad: The state government has lined up sops for employees in June/July as the bifurcation of staff between AP and TS is coming to an end.
Several employee issues had not been addressed over the last two years and the state government had kept the sops on hold on grounds that the bifurcation of staff by the Kamalnathan Committee was yet to be completed.
With the committee setting itself a June deadline, the state government has lined up promotions for staff in all departments next month, besides clearing long-pending Pay Revision Commission arrears amounting to Rs 4,000 crore in July.
Employees’ transfers will also be taken up after a gap of two years. The government is also considering a proposal to raise the retirement age from 58 to 60 years, which is likely to be announced by June-end.
The other major issue leading to resentment among the employees is that of health cards. Though the government had issued health cards offering cashless and limitless health services in hospitals, they are not serving the purpose. Corporate hospitals are not honouring the cards and are demanding higher payment for various treatments. With this, the government is yet to enter into MoUs with corporate hospitals.
Though the cards are being accepted by most private hospitals, the employees are demanding access to corporate hospitals.
"Now that the bifurcation of staff between TS and AP is to be completed soon, the Telangana state government has come forward to address all the pending issues of employees. The CM has directed the finance and general administration department to speed up the files pertaining to promotions, transfers, PRC arrears, health cards etc. and submit the same to the government for approval. The CM has assured to address all these issues in June and July," said Mr G. Deviprasad, honorary chairman, TNGOs.