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Mass ‘leave’ by govt staff brings services to a halt

Several government services came to a halt on Tuesday following a four-day mass ‘leave,’ called by Rajasthan state ministerial employees union, demanding pay equivalent to secretariat employees among others.

People face difficulties in getting their work done including registries and licenses as most of the government employees remained absent from the work.

Work related to revenue court remains pending. Certificates related to birth place, date of birth etc could not be made.

At the secretariat files and documents across all government offices couldn’t move from desk to desk due to the leave of the employees.

Nearly 90 departments came to halt as per estimates.

The situation will remain grim throughout and people are likely to face difficulties in getting their government work completed.

About 65,000 employees of Rajasthan State Ministerial Employees Union are on strike demanding grade pay of Rs 3600 and pay equivalent to state secretariat employees.

The three-point demand also includes revoking government decision to roll back increased pay.

Along with it they are asking for pay band of Rs 3600.

“Ninety nine percent employees under our union are on leave for which directions have been issued to all district presidents of the union. We have urged all our members to be part of the protest and make it successful,” said Manoj Saxena, state president of the union. 

The Union will also organize a mass-level fast on August 15.

The strike has come at a time when government is already is facing anger of employees under grade pay of Rs 1,750, Rs 1,900, Rs 2,000, Rs 2,400, and Rs 2,800 

They have threatened to go on strike if the increase in pay is reversed.

 

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