Govt employees to plan stir for salary revision

Govt employees to plan stir for salary revision

Karnataka State Government Employees’ Association President B P Manjegowda said a final decision on staging an indefinite stir by the government employees demanding a pay scale equivalent to that of the Union government will be taken soon. 

Addressing mediapersons here on Tuesday, he said the salary of the Union government employees is being revised as per the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission. But, the State government has not taken any initiative towards the revision of the pay scale of its employees. Hence, the district units of the association have proposed to stage an indefinite stir, he said.

He said there was a difference of 20.51 per cent to 87.78 per cent between the pay scales of the Central and the State government employees during the implementation of the recommendations of Sixth Pay Commission. If the recommendations of Seventh Pay Commission are implemented, the difference will increase to 44.06 per cent to 111.33 per cent. In this case,the fight will be inevitable to urge the government to eliminate the difference, he noted. 

Manjegowda said the chief minister had assured of taking steps in the budget in this regard. But, no measures have been taken and it is being assured that the initiatives will be taken in the next budget. But, the government employees are not in a situation to believe in these assurances and hence, the presidents of the district units of the association have placed a demand at the executive committee meeting that the stir should be staged, he added.

The discussion on the topic will be carried out in the State council meeting of the association and at the Mysuru zonal-level meeting to be held in Kundapur. The final decision will be taken after staging the meeting of the presidents of all district units in Bengaluru, he said.

Manjegowda said that the new pension policy of the Union government is causing injustice to the government employees. A delegation will meet the prime minister and submit a memorandum to him requesting the withdrawal of the policy. The State government should also stand by its employees and should implement the older pension system, he said.

Association Honorary President H K Ramu, General Secretary B M Patel Pandu and Treasurer Yogananda were present.

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