Govt staffers gherao Mahanadi Bhavan for wage revision
Thousands of Government employees, on Friday, staged a protest in support of their two demands - four-level promotion pay scale and rectification of wage irregularities of Grade - 3 employees under the banner of Pradesh Lipik Vargiya Shaskiya Karmachari Sangh (PLVSKS) Chhattisgarh in front of Mahanadi Bhavan and Indravati Bhavan in Naya Raipur. Chhattisgarh Sanchalanalyin (Vibhagadhyaksh) Shaskiya Karmachari Sangh and Chhattisgarh Mantralayin Karmachari Sangh (CMKS) also extended their support to the agitation.
Speaking to ‘The Hitavada’, PLVSKS President Chandrika Singh said that thousands of grade- 3 employees participated in the protest. A rally was taken out by the employees. The rally passed around Mahanadi Bhavan and Indravati Bhavan. The rally turned into a meeting near Mahanadi Bhavan. PLVSKS President Chandrika Singh, General Secretary Rohit Tiwari, CMKS President Kirtivardhan Upadhyay and Dr Jitendra Singh Thakur addressed the meeting.
Later, a delegation of PLVSKS led by Chandrika Singh submitted a memorandum addressed to Chief Secretary Ajay Singh at the office of Chief Secretary. Hirachand Baghel, N K Shukla and employees in large number from Mantralaya and Directorate participated in the rally. Earlier, the PLVSKS gave ultimatum to the State government to fulfil its long pending demands.