Govt in no mood to bow to shikshakarmis’ demands

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 02 Dec 2017 10:23:34


Staff Reporter,


Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh without mincing any words has made it aptly clear to the striking Shikshakarmis from his attitude and decision that it is better that they should join duty shelving their adamancy.

Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh, who returned from the national capital on Friday evening, said while talking to mediapersons that he knows that the Shikshakarmi delegation had come for talks with the Additional Chief Secretary but unfortunately the talks had failed and they are continuing with their strike. He said no problem is solved in a day adding that from day one he had stated that the state government is ready to consider extending the benefits of Seventh Pay Commission and for which already a committee had been constituted for considering other decisions as well. He said he’s still standing on my decisions and the Shikshakarmis who are adamant today will return to talks on these issues only. He said no problem is solved by strike and urged them to spend their energy on academic activities.

From the statement of the Chief Minister, it is aptly clear that the State Government is not ready to bow down and will stick to the proposals extended during talks on November 19. Today also, R P Mandal, who took charge as Additional Chief Secretary (Panchayat) today, reiterated the said proposals. Meanwhile, the Shikshakarmis who are striking since last 11 days, have rejected the proposals and announced that on December 2, they will be taking out a Maha Rally along with their family members.

Meanwhile, the District Administration has banned all kinds of agitations, rally, demonstrations, etc on December 2, in order to ensure peaceful celebration of Eid-Milad-un-Nabi. The applications for demonstration and rally forwarded by Teachers (Panchayat Cadre) – Shikshakarmis have also been rejected. The district administration has meanwhile appealed to all organizations and general public to cooperate in maintaining law and order.