The protesting employees' associations in Andhra Pradesh have finally got the opportunity to meet Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy. The other day, the much-awaited meeting happened at the Chief Minister's camp office. The representatives have listed out their demands.
But the announcement made by the Andhra Pradesh government came as a hammer blow to the employees' hopes. Not just killing the hopes, the fitment announcement even raised a lot of doubts.
The retirement age increase for the Andhra Pradesh government is what is not expected by the employees who are fighting for their demands. The increase in the retirement age will bring down the employment chances for the aspiring candidates.
This made the aspiring candidates doubt that no job notification to fill the jobs will not be issued. The doubt got the momentum as the hike of the retirement was not mentioned by the employees.
The other day, the Andhra Pradesh government announced the decision to increase the salary of the employees by almost 23 percent. Besides this, the retirement age was pushed to 62 from the existing limit of 60.
The changes made to the salaries and the DAs for the state employees will come into effect from this month. This in turn would impose a burden of more than Rs 10,000 crores on the state economy.