Government employees seek 6th Pay Commission benefits…

Govt. employees seek 6th Pay Commission benefits: Public Meeting at Bangalore on Jan.20

Bangalore, Jan. 18 (KMC)- All the 5.25 lakh State Government employees must get all the benefits availed by the Central Government employees as per the 6th Pay Commission, demanded Karnataka State Government Employees` Association president L. Byrappa and said most of the other State Governments had already done the same.

Speaking to press persons here yesterday, Byrappa said the Centre had already paid the amount retrospectively from 2006 to their employees. “In comparison, Karnataka`s government employees were getting 40% lesser pay and they are facing severe hardships owing to the steep price rise,” he added.

The Principal Secretaries, led by Chief Secretary S.V. Ranganath, had held a meeting on the issue on Aug. 21 last year and had assured the Association that the State Government would decide the matter after holding discussions with Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, he said.

“The Association has no other option now but to start gate meetings in front of all government departments followed by a public meeting at the Visvesvaraya Tower on Jan. 20,” Byrappa said and added that the Association`s Executive Committee would meet on Jan. 22 for deciding the next agitation if the Government failed to respond to its demands.

Some of the demands of the Association include employees to be given HRA and CCA on par with Union Government rates and time-bound promotions to those who are transferred from one district to another by announcing a transfer policy.

A function to felicitate farmers of Karnataka for their outstanding performances in the field of agriculture and those who won awards, will be held by the Association on Jan. 22, announced Byrappa on the occasion.

Source: Star of Mysore

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