7th pay commission latest news: Over 90,000 employees of this state start indefinite strike
7th pay commission latest news: As states are nearing elections, government employees are intensifying their protest over pay hike and pension-related issues. While such protests have succeeded in certain states like Maharashtra and for certain categories at the central level, at other places the space is being exploited now. Maharashtra has recently announced the implementation of the 7th pay commission for its employees starting January 1, 2019. However, all governments aren't alike.
7th pay commission latest news: Employees await pay hike
7th pay commission: Trouble for Bihar government
7th pay commission: Now, the trouble has increased for the Bihar government. Over 90000 Anganwadi workers have started indefinite strike starting Wednesday demanding a pay hike, which is equal to the basic pay under the 7th pay commission. In a letter marked for CM Nitish Kumar, the employees said that the employees under the state government are not only getting salaries as per the pay commission but are also getting dearness allowances, but the honorarium of the Anganwadi Karyakartas and Anganwadi Workers have not been increased even after repeated requests and protests. (Reuters)
7th pay commission: 'Exploitation of Employees'
7th pay commission: "Government has not only suppressed the Aaganwadi Karyakartas it is also exploiting them by forcing them to work for 8 to 10 hours instead of stipulated 4 hours. Nutrition providers have themselves become malnourished. They cannot even pay the school fee of one child in such a low pay," said Devendra Sinha, Convenor, Bihar State Anganwadi Workers Union. (zeebiz.com)
7th pay commission: Anganwadi workers write to CM Nitish Kumar
7th pay commission: Demands Rs 18,000 minimum salary, government job
7th pay commission: Below are their key demands:
1. Anganwadi Karykartas/Workers be given government employee status. Karykartas be given Class-III status and Workers be given Class-IV employee status.
2. Until a decision is taken to assign them regular government employees status, Karykartas' honorarium be increased to Rs 18,000 and workers be given an honorarium of Rs 12,000.
3. A retirement pension of Rs 5000 or a one-time payment of Rs 5,00,000 should be announced. Insurance cover should also be given to every Anganwadi employee. (Reuters)