PRESSURE ON CENTRE AND STATE FOR 7TH PAY COMMISSION
Various employees organisations came under one platform in the name of `Central, State Employees Joint Agitation Committee’ to pressurize both the governments to address the problems of the employees, particularly by implementing seventh Pay Commission at earliest. “We organised a meeting of Central and State Employees Unions to air our demand of early implementation of seventh pay commission as well as to execute several of our other demands like reviving old pension scheme, increasing tax relaxation limit to Rs 5 lakh, formulating National Salary Policy, opening of recruitment under Group `D’, stopping Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), to give relief during inflation, to implement wage revision for State Employees from January 14 onwards, and also to given benefit of sixth pay commission to all
the local bodies, corporations, development authorities etc”, disclosed JP Singh, who is general secretary of Income Tax Employees Confederation and had joined the agitation with other Employees Unions of the Central as well as State government. JP Singh said that the joint federation of state employees would fight together to force the state government to facilitate sixth pay commission to all the employees working in Corporations or any other undertaking of the government. He said that they would also oppose outsourcing of work particularly as it also exposed threat of revealing confidential records of the Department and later to fix the responsibility of the person.
President of the State Employees Joint Federation, Hari KishoreTewari, while highlighting the problems faced by the employees said that it is very difficult for the Unions to fight for their rights but now after all the Employees Union, irrespective of working under State or Central Government, had came together under one platform, he hope that together they would soon get their problems redressed. “You all would soon see the power of unity amongst the various Employees Unions of the State as well as Central Government”, asserted Hari Kishore while assuring the members that they will soon get the desired results.
The unions which came under one platform particularly to get the seventh pay commission implemented as earliest included Unions of Central Organisations like Railways, Postal, Income Tax, Defense etc, along with that of State including State Employees Joint Federation, State Employees Mahasangh, Diploma Engineers Sangh, Rajkiya Wahan Chalak Sangh, Nigam Karamchari Mahasangh, Nikai Karamchari Mahasangh, Vikas Pradhikaran Mahasangh, etc.
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