AP JAC Amaravati leader Bopparaju Venkateswarlu (second from right) addressing the media conference at NGO home in Vijayawada on Thursday. (DC photo)
VIJAYAWADA: The government employees, adhering to their demand for better PRC and benefits, decided on Friday to give a strike notice to the AP government on January 24 and start the strike from February 7.
The AP government employees association, the AP secretariat employees association, the APJAC and the APJAC Amaravati joined hands under the umbrella of a PRC Sadhana Samithi and held a meeting.
The leaders announced their action plan from January 23.
AP government employees association president KR Suryanarayana, APJAC Amaravati president Bopparaju Venkateswarlu, APJAC and APNGOs association president Bandi Srinivas and AP secretariat employees association president Venkatrami Reddy addressed a press meet.
"We have formed PRC Sadhana Samithi to conduct phase-wise protests and agitations. We have submitted a combined memorandum to chief secretary Sameer Sharma and explained to his about the losses the employees would incur through 11th PRC and other government decisions."
The leaders said they would give strike notice to the CS on January 24. Round table meetings will be held on January 23, while rallies and dharnas on January 25. "We will submit petitions to Ambedkar statues in all taluk centres on January 26 and hold relay hunger strikes at district centres from May 27 to 30."
"We will carry out our protests and agitations in a peaceful manner," the leaders said.
The leaders said that they have asked the government to continue giving old salaries by stopping the implementation of the 11th PRC. "We have formed a steering committee with 12 leaders for the PRC Sadhana Samithi. We object to the proposal for our continuation of consultations with higher officials and instead seek consultations directly with the CM to resolve the issues."
They urged the government to stop all GOs issued "for the implementation of decisions that are harmful to the government employees with immediate effect, consider the Asuthosh Misra committee report and revise pay scales according to old PRC."
"We are seeking a direct meeting with CM Jagan and if this does not happen, we will launch a strike on February 7," they said.