LDF to reconsider expulsion of Govt employees
Kozhikode, Mar 28 (UNI) The CPI(M)-led Opposition Left Democratic Front in Kerala today promised to revoke the UDF government's expulsion of seven state government employees for participating in a strike, if voted to power in the ensuing Assembly elections.
Criticising the government for denying the legitimate rights of the employees, including teachers, the LDF election manifesto released by convenor Paloli Mohammadkutty said necessary steps under the legal framework would be taken to reinstate these employees as soon as possible.
It also promised to set up committees to study various issues of the government employees and offered to resolve the problems being faced by service pensioners after consultation with their Union representatives.
The expelled employees were Y Karimulla Khan, S Joseph Rajan, P Hony, M S Bijukuttan, M Vijayakumar, MS Radhakrishnan and S Sudheer.
On job reservation, it promised its resolve to give reservation to deserving candidates hailing from SC/ST and backward classes to at uplift them. The manifest also offered to give 10 per cent reservation to economically weaker sections in the upper class.
On sports, the manifesto promised to give special training to sportspersons to enable them to excel in the 2016 Olympics.
A committee, comprising experts in the field would be constituted to impart long-term training programme and arrange basic facilities for talented sportspersons representing the state in world events, it said.
The LDF was determined, if need be, to amend the constitution, to achieve these twin objectives, the manifesto underlined.
Regarding the Narendran Commission report recommending reservation for minorities in government jobs, the manifesto said it would undertake a comprehensive study by an expert committee before taking a final decision on the issue.
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