Press Esc to close
Thursday 01 September 2016
News updated at 2:45 AM IST
Weather
Max: 21°C
Min : 25°C
In Bengaluru
Cloudy sky

TB programme employees demand regularisation

Last updated: 20 December, 2011
New Delhi, Dec 20, DHNS:

Nearly 1,000 contractual employees from 15 states under the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP) of the Government of India gathered at Jantar Mantar on Tuesday to ask the government to meet their long pending demands.

Employees stage a protest at Jantar Mantar on Tuesday. DH photo The demands included regularisation of employees some of whom have been in service of RNTCP for 15 years, implementation of the provisions of the sixth pay commission and payment of government approved allowances. Initially the RNTCP staff was getting salary equivalent to a regular employee. But as the provisions of fifth and sixth pay commissions do not apply on RNTCP staff, their relative salaries have come down.

The regular government employees are paid Rs. 30000 per month with other allowances, while our members are get only Rs. 8000 a month without any allowances even though we perform the same duties,” said R M Thripathi, President, AITBCPEA. Employees say they are prone to getting TB infection and therefore their demands should be met.

The representatives of the All India T B Control Programme Employees Association (AITBCPEA) submitted memorandums to the President, the Prime minister and the Union Health Minister. “We met the R S Shukla, Joint Secretary, Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. He assured us of some action but did not give anything in writing,” told Thripathi. Employees held demonstrations in March and August earlier this year too.

RNTCP has been in effect since 1997 and is being implemented as per the technical and financial guidelines, Government of India. The staff of 25,000 has been appointed at various levels on contractual basis. Some employees also alleged that they have not received salaries for the past five to six months. The protests among employees has gained momentum as the government has decided to start the RNTCP Phase III which will last till 2017. The government had in the past given assurance that the grievances of the employees would be addressed at the start of Phase III.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Film director Nitya Mehra, actor Sidharth Malhotra and actress Katrina Kaif during promotion...

Film director Nitya Mehra, actor Sidharth Malhotra and actress Katrina Kaif during promotion...

Spectators watch play between Stan Wawrinka, of Switzerland, and Fernando Verdasco, of Spain...

Spectators watch play between Stan Wawrinka, of Switzerland, and Fernando Verdasco, of Spain...

A stagehand gestures after checking lights backstage before the start of a play inside a theatre...

A stagehand gestures after checking lights backstage before the start of a play inside a theatre...

A view of historical ridge reflected in rain water after heavy rainfall in Shimla on Tuesday...

A view of historical ridge reflected in rain water after heavy rainfall in Shimla on Tuesday...

A PAC recruit of 23rd battalion jubilates with his mother after their passing out parade in...

A PAC recruit of 23rd battalion jubilates with his mother after their passing out parade in...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with US Secretary of State John Kerry at a meeting in New Delhi...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with US Secretary of State John Kerry at a meeting in New Delhi...

A labourer works at the construction site of a metro rail station in Kolkata...

A labourer works at the construction site of a metro rail station in Kolkata...

Masked protesters shout slogans at a protest march during a strike, after curfew was completely...

Masked protesters shout slogans at a protest march during a strike, after curfew was completely...

An Ambulance passes through a water logged road near AIIMS hospital after rains in New Delhi...

An Ambulance passes through a water logged road near AIIMS hospital after rains in New Delhi...

Children play on pontoons as clouds gather over the banks of the river Ganga in Allahabad...

Children play on pontoons as clouds gather over the banks of the river Ganga in Allahabad...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523