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Government employees continues protest demanding 7th Pay Commission

by Rinku Khumukcham
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Imphal, April 26:

Employees of Economics and Statistics Department today staged a sit-in protest at the directorate of Economics and Statistics complex at Lamphel while Forest Department stage at the gate of the Manipur Forest Department, Sanjenthong demanding implementation of the 7th pay Commission’s in the state.
Speaking to media persons, S Pravin Kumar, General Secretary of Directorate of Economics and Statistics Department Employees’ Welfare Association said that among the 19 states led by the ruling BJP government, 18 states has already passed the 7th pay commission whereas Manipur is the only remaining states that sign of 7th pay could hardly  be imagine.
Being in the north-eastern region, base on the 7th pay scale most of the price of essential commodities have rising sky-high which is inappropriate with the present salary of the employees.
The current salary is just a state pay less from 6th central pay is not even in-totto, he added.
Pravin also said that with their current small salary they are unable to meet the expenditure of the daily needs and the fees in the private sector that has also been raise, is creating high tension running their families.
Their only demands is to implement the 7th pay, but the government seems to have snatch the rights of the employees with non-implementation of the commission which very unfortunate, he added.
Pravin further said that the employees are not raising any issues against the government though they have speared so many months for positive conclusion of their demands and several talks with the JAC and the State Government also took place but not a single development for the employees till date except date back months after months in the name of discussion of the implementation of the commission in the state.
 The employees don’t want to suffer as they are the one who will be working the pending works even if strike is call off, so “Why is the Manipur government unable to announce the 7th pay commission like the other states?” Pravin asked.
The employees of both the departments fully support  the agitation taken up by the Joint Administrative Council (JAC) of All Manipur Trade Unions’ Council (AMTUC) and All Manipur Government Employees’ Organisation (AMGEO) and will continue the protest and strike until their demands to implement the 7th pay is accomplish.
The protestors held up pla cards reading “Don’t play delaying tactics to employees, we demand 7th central pay in-totto”.
Mention may be that the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission’s recommendations was made since October 8, 2016, following a resolution of a general body council meeting. Though Chief Minister N Biren has made an appeal to suspend the cease-work strike, the employees continued to intensify the agitation by staging demonstrations outside their respective offices since April 5.

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