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Vijayapura: Government employees to go for indefinite strike from March 1

Vijayapura: Government employees to go for indefinite strike from March 1
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Vijayapura: Expressing dismay over Chief Minister, Basavaraj Bommai not announcing the implementation of 7th Pay Commission and bringing back Old Pension Scheme (OPS) for the Government employees of the State, the Karnataka State Government Employees’ Association has decided to go on an indefinite protest from March 1 in the State.

Informing this at a press conference on Thursday February 23, District President and State Vice President, Suresh Shedshyal has said that the Government employees had tremendous hopes from the government of meeting these two important demands. “But the Government has dashed all our hopes and expectations. In order to express our displeasure, we have no choice but to resort to protest,” he said.

Shedshyal said that the State Unit has decided not to attend any Government work and will start boycotting the works from March 1 if the Government fails to meet their demand.

He said that all the Government employees are with them and they are united in their decision.

“The teachers will not go to school and the other Government employees will too stop going to work as a mark of the protest, he said.

Referring to the Old Pension Scheme, he said that the employees have been demanding the government to implement OPS as the new pension scheme implemented from 2006 is against the interest of the employees.

“Several States in the country such as Punjab, Rajasthan, and Chattisgarh have already announced plans to implement OPS, but the Karnataka Government has not taken any decision in this regard which has grossly disappointed all of us,” Shedshyal said.

He said that the Government employees have been very supportive and cooperative with the Government. “During the Covid pandemic and during natural calamities, we donated funds to the Government whenever the Government appealed to us. Now, it is the Government’s duty to meet our justifiable demand,” he said.

Calling it as injustice meted out with the Government employees by the ruling BJP Government, he said that the Government must make an announcement in this regard before the Election Commission imposes model code of conduct for Assembly elections.

District Secretary, Rajshekhar Daiwadi, State Committee member Vijaykumar Hatti, District Treasurer, Zuber Kerur, Honorary president, Vishwanath Vellannavar and Senior Vice President, Gangadhar Jevoor were present.

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