7th Pay Commission; Manipur employees to go on mass casual leave in protest
The state government employees of Manipur will take mass casual leave on October 25, Wednesday to protest against the failure to implement the 7th Pay Commission recommendations.
MGSF and a large number of employees have expressed strong grievances against the BJP-led coalition Government's nonchalant attitude to their demand even as the BJP's Vision Document published ahead of the 11th Manipur Legislative Assembly election promised they would implement the 7th Pay in case they are elected to power .
After due communications with employees' union of different departments, MGSF has reaffirmed its decision to launch different modes of agitation .
Employees of the Civil Secretariat have also decided to take mass casual leave on October 25, kanglaonline reported.
A special general body meeting of the Manipur Secretariat Services Association (MSSA) was held this afternoon at the Secretariat South Block .
The meeting agreed that all the employees working in the Secretariat South Block and North Block would take casual leave on October 25 .
Moreover, all MCS officers who have their offices in the Secretariat have been intimated to support and join the agitation.
Notably, the previous Government led by Okram Ibobi gave in-principle approval to implementation of the 7th Pay Commission at a Cabinet meeting held on October 26 last year.
It also decided to make a committee headed by the Chief Secretary to ascertain the extra expenditure needed by the State Government to implement the 7th Pay Commission recommendations.
At present, the Manipur State Government has been spending over Rs 200 crore every month to pay salaries and employees. If the employees recruited by the previous government and newly regularised contract employees are taken into account, the State Government is likely to bear an additional financial burden of Rs 400 crore to Rs 700 crore annually, the report said.