Nitish neglecting our demands: Gazetted officers' federation

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Patna, Sept 12 (UNI) Bihar state gazetted officer's federation has accused Nitish Kumar government of ignoring their genuine demands and 'promoting red tapism' in the state.

President of the federation, Dr Devanand Prasad Singh told newspersons here today that Mr Kumar had promissed that the gazetted officers in the state would be given the same pay scale and remuneration package offerred by the Central government as per the ''Central Services Code''. But even after lapse of almost two years, his government failed to do so, Mr Singh added.

He also warned the NDA government that if they will not look into the problems of the federation and redress their grievances within fifteen days from today, they would be left with no other options but to go on ''dharna'' in front of the secretariat in Patna.

He also claimed that Bihar was the only state which had not implemented the ''Central services code'' as well as ''pay scale'' till date, which was 'frustrating' for the officers in the state. He also blamed the government of not introducing professionalism in the sense that the technical personnel like doctors in PHCs and various other hospitals, engineers, agriculture department officers, fisheries department officers and other officers work under tremendous presssure from civil servants at respective levels, who are generally from non-technical background but yet were vested with decision-making powers. They have demanded that technical experts should be at the head of the departments.

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