Imphal, Nov 29 (UNI) The Manipur government employees are on a strike demanding implementation of the Sixth Pay Commission recommendations.
Due to the strike, functioning in most government offices have been affected. Only some of the senior government officials were discharging duties including those in essential services.
The Joint Administrative Council (JAC) of All Manipur Trade Union Congress (AMTUC) and All Manipur Government Employees Organisation (AMGEO) have decided to start a series of stir to urge the government to implement the new pay revision as the Central government employees had already started enjoying the new pay structure.
The JAC members wore black badge from Nov 11 to Nov 12. They started work to rule stir from Nov 13 last. Pen down strike was held from Nov 20 to 26. It was followed by a cease work strike from Nov 27 last. The President of the JAC, K Madhumangol Singh said numerous memoranda were submitted to the government demanding implementation of the new Pay recommendations.
The JAC is also demanding the merger of fifty per cent DA/DR with basic pay /pension, rectification of pay anomalies .
The JAC is also demanding restoration of Died-in-harness Scheme and fixation of Minimum Wages based on the Consumer's Price Index 2007 and payment of arrears and Variable Dearness Allowances (VDA).
The JAC said facilities such as Duty Allowance, Messing Allowance.
TA should be given to the Home Guards of Manipur Ad-hoc employees, should be regularized. The JAC also demanded retirement age to be fixed at 60 instead of 59 at par with the Central Government employees.
Officials said the government has already formed a committee to look into the matter. The government is planning to award a new pay structure after the implementation of the 13th Finance Commission which will be around 2011. The employees have turned down the proposal and wants immediate announcement of the pay revision.
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