Government staff to go on mass leave on 25 Sept
HYDERABAD: The Joint Action Committee of Employees, Teachers, Workers (JACETW) of AP has decided to go on mass leave on September 25 in protest against the state government’s indifference to their demands.
JACETW secretary-general Swamy Goud told reporters that all schools and government offices will be virtually closed on that day as no teacher or government employee will turn up for work.
Their main demand is filling up of the six lakh vacant government posts across the state to reduce overload on the existing staff. “We demand that the government should stop recruiting staff on the basis of contract system. It should also do away with the outsourcing system which had erased accountability from the system,” Swamy Goud said.
JACETW members criticised the government for not keeping its earlier promise of contributory pension. “Till now Rs145 crore has been deducted from the salaries of government employees as pension. But the government’s promise of providing a matching grant has not materialised yet,” the members alleged. The members also expressed their displeasure at the government’s failure to allot house sites to employees.
The bus yatra taken up by the agitating employees on September 1 has been continuing and they are expected to cover Mahaboobnagar, Gadwal, Wanaparthi, Srikakulam and other places in the next few days.