AP Government employees demand meeting with Jagan
Deccan Chronicle.| dc correspondent
Sources said they were planning to draw up a fresh action plan to restart protests
Vijayawada: Government employees unions and associations are unhappy that their prolonged consultations with officials on the Pay Revision Commission (PRC) and other issues have not produced results and are demanding a meeting with Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy to address their problems.
Sources said they were planning to draw up a fresh action plan to restart protests.
After holding consultations with the leaders of employees unions and associations recently, the government had sought more time to resolve the PRC tangle and take a decision on their other demands of cancellation of Contributory Pension Scheme, regularisation of employees services and the release of another instalment of Dearness Allowance on priority.
With the PRC announcement and release of DA not coming through, employee leaders who expected the measures said they would conduct meetings with their associations and unions to intensify protests and agitations.
AP Joint Action Committee (APJAC) leader Boppraju Venkateswarlu and Bandi Srinivasa Rao of APJAC-Amaravati and said that they had given ample time to the government but the officials were delaying resolution under the guise of consultations. Even the most important demands were not met, they said.
They alleged that finance minister Buggana Rajendranath and government public affairs adviser Sajjala Ramakrishna Reddy who had assured a meeting for them with the CM did not turn up at the subsequent meetings. They alleged that officials, the minister and the adviser had prevented the meeting with the CM from coming through.
Venkateswarlu and Srinivasa Rao said the additional burden if it gives 28 per cent fitment in the PRC would be Rs 3,100 crore. At 45 per cent fitment it would be Rs 8,000 crore.
They said that as since Jagan Mohan Reddy is Delhi, they will wait for some days. They said a meeting of joint action committees of unions and associations will be held on January 9 to draft their plan of action if there is no response from the government.