AP PRC Issue: Employees put forward their demands!

Thu Jan 13 2022 12:56:19 GMT+0530 (IST)

As an effort to pacify the agitating government employees, the Andhra Pradesh government led by Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy had recently announced a pay revision commission (PRC) with a fitment of 23 percent. In addition to this, the retirement age was also increased.

However, the Andhra Pradesh Government Employees Association (APGEA) is not happy with the government decision. Saying that the decision will not benefit them in any manner the representatives of the Association met the Chief Secretary today.

The representatives have reportedly given their representation urging the government to increase the basic pay which will benefit them. The representatives have also placed a request before the government to think one more time on the issue.

Saying that the PRC announcement did not make the employees and associations happy, the representatives reportedly drew a comparison announced in neighboring states and urged the government to look into the matter and address the issue at the earliest.

Andhra Pradesh Government Employees Association (APGEA) president KR Suryanarayana termed the PRC announced by the government no-beneficial for the employees who have been protesting for their demand for quite some time.

On the occasion, the representatives also urged the government to address the other demands of the employees like the payment of DA and other allowances. To benefit the employees, the government should look into the issue to sort out the matter, he said.

The other demands placed by the representatives of the Andhra Pradesh Government Employees Association (APGEA) include the declaration of probation period of the contract employees and reducing the retirement age from 62.

Expressing their concerns over the fitment, the like of AP Government Employees president KR Suryanarayana and general secretary G Askara Rao said that the 23 percent of fitment is of no use and the same fitment should be increased to 30 percent.

All these developments hint that the Andhra Pradesh Employees' agitation reached the starting point yet again. No one knows what all development will take place in the row. We have to wait and see what more the issue has to offer for the observers. So let us see.