Recently, HRkatha reported that the state government employees of Andhra Pradesh were not happy with the way their salary-related issues were being handled. Yesterday, the employees threatened to go on strike, if their demands were not met. However, soon after the employees’ union threatened the government officials, they sat up take note of the grievances of the employees which had been handled rather insensitively earlier.
Sajjala Ramakrishnan Reddy, advisor, public relations for the AP government gave a statement in the media that the situation has been discussed with Chief Minister, YS Mohan Reddy and that the latter has assured that the issues related to the Pay Revision Commission (PRC), payment of salaries on time and scrapping of Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS) will be resolved by the end of October.
Acknowledging the fact that the state government understands that employees are most crucial in the running of the administration, assurance was given that the employees unions will not be misused for political purposes. Reddy met the representatives of the employees’ union, including Andhra Pradesh Non-Gazetted Officer’s Association (APNGO) and Amaravati JAC at CM’s camp office. Principal Secretary Dhanunjaya Reddy was also present in the discussion.
This development has come after the JAC leaders wrote to Reddy and Chief Secretary, in the state ministry Sameer Sharma about the grievances of employees that they have not been receiving their salaries on time, that their enhanced dearness allowances had not been paid since 2018 and also that pensioners hadn’t been receiving their pensions on time with gratuity and leave encashment.