7th Pay Commission: Government employees threaten to boycott poll duty over pension demands; massive protest on cards

Nov 02, 2018, 10:39 AM IST
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7th pay commission: Unwilling to wait any longer for their demands to be met, these government employees have taken their protests to a new level. Lakhs of Uttar Pradesh government employees have warned that they may boycott poll-duty assigned to them. These government employees have been protesting against the National Pension Scheme. The employees have claimed that the new pension scheme is not beneficial for them and that it should not be applicable on them in any way.

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7th Pay Commission: Old Pension Scheme

7th Pay Commission: Old Pension Scheme

The UP government employees are demanding the restoration of the old pension scheme which was scrapped in 2005. A joint forum of the state employees has been leading a protests since October 29 for their demands. (Exclusive photos: ZeeBiz.com)

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7th Pay Commission: No to poll duty

7th Pay Commission: No to poll duty

The regional president of the forum, SP Tiwari said that if the Uttar Pradesh government fails to accept their demands before 2019 polls, employees will boycott the election duty assigned to them. (Exclusive photos: ZeeBiz.com)

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7th Pay Commission: Huge Public Meeting In Lucknow

7th Pay Commission: Huge Public Meeting In Lucknow

The office-bearers of the forum, RK Verma said that the protest march will go through 15 districts of the state. It will return to Lucknow on December 14. If their demands are not accepted, then lakhs of government employees will organise a massive public meeting on 20 December in the state capital, said Verma. (Exclusive photos: ZeeBiz.com)

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7th Pay Commission: Teachers Support the Protests

7th Pay Commission: Teachers Support the Protests

The state government teachers are also actively taking part in the protest and have openly shown their support for these demands of government employees. (Exclusive photos: ZeeBiz.com)

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7th Pay Commission: Pay hike for teachers

7th Pay Commission: Pay hike for teachers

Uttar Pradesh government had recently announced 7th pay commission pay scale benefits for teachers and professors of state-run institutions. This will cost the state government a massive Rs 921.54 crore per year. (Exclusive photos: ZeeBiz.com)

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