Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy with Employees union leaders Bandi Srinivasa Rao, Bopparaju Venkateswarlu and others at the camp office on Friday. Photo BY ARRANGEMENT.
VIJAYAWADA: Leaders of Andhra Pradesh government employees expressed happiness with the announcement of PRC, Fitment and resolving of the 50 demands out of the 71 by the state government on Friday.
Chief Minister Jagan made the announcement at a meeting he held with the employee union leaders. He announced a fitment of 23 per cent and said the new pay scales shall come into force from January 2022. He also raised the retirement age from 60 to 62 years.
AP JAC Amaravati chairman Venkateswarlu said the CM has assured them that the Health Cards issue will be addressed in two weeks. The CM has also promised homes for employees, he said and welcomed the decision of giving them a 20 per cent discount on home construction in Smart Cities.
The CM has said the contract employees will also be paid their salaries on the first of every month.
AP NGO state president, Srinivas Rao said the positive outcome on various long-pending demands was the result of protests by the union. Out of the 71 demands, 50 have been settled and the retirement age was increased by a year more than that of TS.
State government adviser (employees welfare) Chandrasekhar Reddy said the government will give GPF and medical reimbursement to employees by April. He also briefed about the benefits being given to retired employees. Contract and outsourcing personnel will get revised salaries from this month. In future, central PRC will be implemented, he said.