Govt employees continue mass casual leave agitation

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Aizawl, Sep 19 (UNI) The striking government employees in Mizoram have announced their intention to carry on with their mass casual leave agitation to demand a higher pay scale.

Mizoram ICDS circle officers and AWTC instructress, who have been on a mass casual leave for the past ten days, said they would continue their agitation for another ten days as the Zoramthanga government was not heeding their demands.

However, the Mizoram Industries Service Association decided to call off picketing while carrying on their ''pens-down'' agitation to protest the government's ''indifference'' to their long-standing demand.

Meanwhile, the Mizoram Fisheries Technical Service Association, whose mass-casual-leave agitation ended today, decided to meet on Monday to chalk out the future course of action even as the government remained ''unfazed'' by their agitation.

The Mizoram Economics and Statistical Association also intended to continue their mass-casual-leave strike from September 22 to 24.

The Federation of Subordinate Accounts Service, who had organised two sets of mass CL agitation on September 9-10 and September 16-18, planned to organise yet another mass CL leave from September 22-26, alleging that Chief Minister Zoramthanga's promises to address their pay anomalies have not been fulfilled.

Different cooperative societies under the state corporation department are also on strike demanding creation of additional registrar officer post.

A few other service associations such as horticulture officers, veterinary officers and agriculture have also organised pen-down strikes demanding pay parity.

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