Govt soon to invite employees for pay talks: All India employees union leader
The state government is planning to invite the All Manipur Government Employee`s Association (AMGEO) and All Manipur Trade Union Council (AMTUC) and Pensioners Union etc very soon to discuss their demands, according to K Balasubramanian, general secretary of the All India State Government Employees Confederation.
He also expressed faith that only a negotiated settlement can bring about an amicable resolution to the problem being faced.
The union leader was addressinf media persons at Hotel Yaisana, MG Avenue, during a press conference held after meeting the chief minister Okram Ibobi at the chief minister`s secretariat this evening.
According to K. Balasubramanian during the meeting he submitted a memorandum to the chief minister as a reminder by the consideration of the demands of the state government employees` JAC.
The memorandum underscored the rejection of the governments` order dated the 16th Jan., 2010 for adoption of 6th Central Revised Pay and as accepted by the Government of India notionally from 1-1-2006 and with cash from 1-4-2010, by the striking state employees associations are not satisfied with.
It further reminded the governent of the demands of the agitating employees, asserting that the 6th Revised Pay as accepted by the Government of India be adopted in toto with cash from 1-1-2006 along with admissible allowance at par with the Central Govt. employees.
Further it also demanded up to date payment of DA for state government employees along with due arrears, DR arrears for the pensioners for 174 months, benefits like minimum wages D.A. for contractual/consolidated/Part time/ casual employees etc at par with the central government norm were laid for the consideration.
While replying to queries Balasubramanian said the agitating employees association will definitely accept the invitation for negotiation and expressed hope this talks will bring an amicable solution.
He also added that states like Hariyana, Anurachal Pradesh etc have implemented the 6th revised Pay with effect from 1/1/2006 and Tamil Nadu with effect from 1/1/2007 and believed that in Manipur the state government will implement in too.
The cease work strike of the All Manipur Government Employee`s Association (AMGEO) and All Manipur Trade Union Council (AMTUC) demanding for implementation of 6th Central Revised Pay, has entered 71 days today.