NGGOA slams anti-employees policies of Central Government

Port Blair
26 Jul 2017

The Non-Gazetted Govt. Officers’ Association organised a Sit-in protest and public meeting at Tiranga Park at the call of the Confederation of Central Govt. Employees & Workers, New Delhi against the negative and indifferent attitude of the Central Government towards the genuine demands of government employees on Tuesday. Launching the protest, the General Secretary, CITU, A & N Islands, Mr B.Chandrachoodan criticized the Central government for its anti-employees policies and exhorted employees & workers for a united struggle.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr K.G.Das, former General Secretary of the Association explained in detail about the prevailing deplorable condition of workers, government employees & farmers in the country due to the wrong policies being followed by the government at the centre. He also highlighted various issues pertaining to pensioners and common public and expressed serious concern about the deteriorating condition of power supply in the islands. Mr T.S.Sreekumar, General Secretary of the Association expressed anguish over the government’s policy which is moving at a rapid pace for the privatisation of government sector. He also explained various points where, after the implementation of the 7th CPC recommendations, certain categories of employees shall receive allowances less than what they had received earlier.
Mr S.L.Vinjit, Secretary, South Andaman Teachers’ Branch, addressing the meeting, explained that around Rs. 40,000 crores has been denied to the employees by delaying enhanced allowances and implementing it only from July, 2017. Mr S.P.Kalairajan, Circle Secretary, BSNL Employees Union, Mr Gopal Chandra Dey and Mr G.P.Mandal also addressed the meeting. Earlier, the participants of the sit-in programme burned copies of House Rent Allowance order as a mark of protest towards denial of arrears of allowances from 01.01.2016. A large number of government employees and workers from various departments participated in the programme.