7th Pay Commission: 30,000 State Government Employees holds an Indefinite Strike in Goa

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In the recent ongoing hue and cry for the recommendations in 7th pay commission, today 30,000 central government employees have gone into indefinite strike in Goa due to the non-implementation of high-level committee, declared yesterday by the Centre.

As stated yesterday by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley as not forming any committee to seek probe on the matter of hike in minimum wages as well as pensions. Though, the judgement or the declaration awaited 4 long months by the Goa Government Employees Association (GGEA) but finally decided to go into indefinite strike so as to escalate their strike to the next level.

The employees have given a deadline of 21 days to the government thus referring as an resentment towards the public. The strike against non-implementation of 7th pay commission will be carried forward for next 21 days after which it will expire when all the terms and norms will be accepted by the State government. It includes payment hike of 20,200 amount from present salary of Rs. 5,200.

As per reports given by GGEA PresidentJohn Nazareth, the indefinite strike of 30,000 government employees will conclude only at few terms and conditions which include immediate implementation of the 7th pay commission along with arrears in cash as said on January 1, 2016. Further they have also asked for parity in salary slab, where up gradation in the pay scale should be taken into consideration at least for few categories and posts. The strike’s terms and conditions also include immediate halt of pension extension as well as re-employment of the retired government employees.

Goa government employees association belive that the Union Cabinet is considerable not serious regarding the implemetation of 7th pay commission along with false promises adhered by the Centre in context of raising contractual base wagers to full-employed wagers. Further, keeping Group D category employees in Group C pay scale which include recruitment of employees on and after January 1, 2006.

The GGEA have written and sent letter to Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar as well as the liason officer where their grievances might be forwarded to the next level to the Union Cabinet.

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