A whole lot of Andhra Pradesh authorities staff sat idle in workplaces whereas others walked backwards exterior the state secretariat in Amaravati on Friday to protest wage revisions that they aren’t proud of and doesn’t meet their expectations.
It was the second straight day of escalating protests towards the eleventh Pay Revision Fee (PRC) suggestions which have resulted in deductions for cash paid earlier to them as an “interim aid” or IR – which the federal government has described as “an interest-free mortgage”.
On Thursday, hundreds of presidency staff from throughout the state had protested on the BRTS Street in Vijayawada, about 20 km from the brand new capital Amaravati, demanding a rollback of the federal government order.
“It was not a present of power. It was our try to point out the federal government our angst, our ache,” mentioned Napa Prasad, basic secretary of the AP Secretariat Staff Affiliation. “For the final one month, staff have been very upset and we even wore black badges to point out our protest however it made no distinction.”
The staff are additionally upset that regardless of objections raised by them – and the Andhra Pradesh Excessive Courtroom placing it on maintain – the federal government has gone forward and paid the wage for January based mostly on the brand new system.
The staff have threatened to accentuate their demonstration from Monday, in a transfer that would most likely damage the YSRCP authorities politically as nicely.
However the authorities has refused to blink first to date.
“It isn’t a home arrest however it’s not proper to affix unlawful strikes. We’ve referred to as staff for talks. Everybody is aware of with corona pandemic, the state funds are in a nasty state, but within the final three years, the Chief Minister has applied all guarantees and sorted the staff,” Andhra Pradesh Dwelling Minister Sucharita mentioned.
At a information convention a day in the past, Chief Secretary Sameer Sharma had mentioned, “Like Telangana, had we given solely dearness allowance and never the 27 per cent interim aid (IR), we may have saved not less than Rs 10,000 crore during the last 30 months. IR is like an interest-free mortgage which needs to be recovered, name it by no matter title.” He, nevertheless, added that the federal government would observe the instructions of the Excessive Courtroom for now.