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Passport office employees in Mumbai threaten to go on a strike

According to reports, the members of the All India Passport Employees Association (AIPEA) have met with the officials of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) explaining their issues several times

Passport office employees in Mumbai threaten to go on a strike
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After the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) employees called off their strike against the BEST Corporation, now the passport office employees in Mumbai have been protesting during their lunch break since Monday. The protests have been staged after the employees alleged that the office authorities haven't fulfilled many of their demands.

Accordingly, now the passport officers have threatened to go on a strike if their demands are not met by the authorities. As per Mid-Day, members of the All India Passport Employees Association have met with the officials of the Ministry of External Affairs explaining their issues several times.

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Meanwhile Ashok Kumar, the general deputy of All Passport Staff Association, told Mid-Day that the protests were being held because there hadn't been any promotions for a long time and positions had been vacant for months.

He also added that the employees were not being transferred to home states and despite a number of applicants applying for the vacant positions, the authorities were not recruiting.'

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In a statement issued by the employees association, they have threatened a strike from August 19 to 29 if their demands are not met by the authorities.

In the meantime, Kumar stated that the former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had promised that she would resolve the issue, but the new MEA Subramanian Jayshankar has not responded in regard to the issue.

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