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Government employees’ union to protest on Oct 28 seeking Interim pay hike

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Bengaluru : The state government employees’ union will be protesting demanding interim pay hike on Oct 28, urging the pay commission to recommend state government of implementation.

The protest highlighting union’s demands has been planned in front of Gandhi statue in Anand Rao circle on October 28, said Mahadevaiah Matapathi, president of the union addressing the media in the company of other office bearers.

“The government last created fifth pay commission in 2011 and the next commission was due in 2016, considering a five year gap. The government formed the sixth commission led by retired IAS officers an year later which ultimately results in 7 year gap instead of stipulated five years. The government had directed the commission to revise the pay scales four months ago but the commission citing problems sought extension of four months. Ultimately it will submit the report in January 2018”, Matapathi briefed justifying the Union’s protest plan.

Mean while, the employee s union had sought an interim pay relief of 30% effective from January 2017 but the government has not responded positively, said Matapathi who feared of assembly election 2018 code of conduct ruining their hopes in case of delay where the onus will rest on the next government.

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