Employees, teachers to go on agitation
SRIKAKULAM: Work in government offices and schools is going to be paralysed from Wednesday to Friday throughout the district with the Joint Action Committee of NGOs, Teachers and other Government Employees’ Associations deciding to launch ‘pen down’, ‘chalk down’ and ‘tool down’ agitation demanding the government to resolve their pending problems.
Studies of lakhs of children are likely to be affected as teachers are also participating in the agitation.
According to JAC leaders, the government is dilly-dallying over their problems. The unions, which have been opposing contract system and outsourcing system, are insisting for filling of all vacancies in the government offices.
Other demands are automatic advance scheme should be applicable from the sixth year of the service.
Health Cards should be issued to all the staff without collecting any premium. HRA should be enhanced to 20 percent in district headquarters.
AP NGOs Association vice-president Chowdary Purushottam Naidu, JAC chairman V.S.S. Keshava Rao and general secretary Hanumanthu Sairam asked all the employees to make the agitation a grand success so that the government would respond immediately to their problems.
“All the employees are in frustration with the injustice meted out to them in Pay Revision. We are forced to go on agitation from January 19,” they said. Andhra Pradesh Teachers’ Federation-Srikakulam district general secretary K. Bhanumurthy said teachers had been demanding weightage for the senior teachers. “There is no much difference in increments for junior and senior teachers. That is why we are insisting that weightage for the teachers, who had completed five years of service,” he added.