JAC demands 6th pay in totality; warns of agitation on govt failure

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IMPHAL June 14: The JAC of All Manipur Trade Unions Council (AMTUC) and All Manipur Government Employees Organization(AMGEO) has stated that the employees and pensioners of the State are liable to take up agitations against the government soon.

A press release of the JAC has stated that the underhanded tactics of the Congress led government to the employees still continues as it has been more than a year since the JAC has been demanding payment of 6th pay scale in totality. The demand of the JAC has fallen on deaf ears, it said.

Despite the acknowledgement from the government that the 6th pay would be awarded, the same has not been carried out and the pay anomaly from the 5th pay commission have not been worked out.

It further questioned why the pay structures of some government officials have been raised whereas it has remained the same as before for other employees, which the release of the JAC has termed as a divide and conquer policy of the government .

The pay of judicial employees, IAS, IPS,IFS are in accordance with the 6th pay and the salary of MLAs was increased recently, however the other government employees have been left high and dry, it alleged.

The JAC further mentioned that the order of the recent cabinet decision to award 6th pay to the teachers should be revoked as it does not adhere to the norms of the pay commission but is more of a state manufactured scheme to fool the employees. The JAC demands the payment of the 6th pay in totality otherwise agitations will most likely be carried out in near future.

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