Government Employees to go on three-day strike from August 7

Despite CM’s assurances, Maharashtra state employees’ unions are adamant to carry out a three-day strike and their protest will be at Mantralaya's entry gate

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Seeking a fast implementation of seventh pay commission, Maharashtra state government employees associations have planned to carry out a three-day strike from August 7. Employees Association member, Nandu Katkar, informed that about 17 lakh state employees will participate in the protest.

In this symbolic statewide agitation, Mantralaya workers, Zila Parishad, Municipality and teachers associations will participate and the government employees will lock Mantralaya’s Aarsa Gate.

However, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has already assured that the seventh pay commission will be implemented from January 2019 and the arrears of the pay commission will be provided with a retrospective from January 2016. On the other hand, the Central government has started paying its employees but Maharashtra government has failed to do so. 

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Thus, the employees are firm in carrying out the strike. Katkar further informed that the government has announced a hollow declaration without any legal basis. However, as per reports, the state government has appointed a committee to resolve the issue under the leadership of K.P. Bakshi.

The protest will be held by Maharashtra State Government Employee Association has decided to protest. However, the participation of Maharashtra State Gazetted Officers Federation (MSGOF) has not been confirmed yet.

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The state Chief Secretary D.K. Jain called a meeting of gazetted officers’ organisation (MSGOF) recently where the president G.D. Kulthe informed that the only reason they would not participate in the strike will be if the government agrees to fulfill their demands in writing.

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