New Delhi, December 5: A large number of angry Rajasthan state government employees have planned a massive protests in districts headquarters across the state on December 13, when the Vasundhara Raje government celebrates four years in office, to press their demands, including implementation of 7th Pay Commission from January 1, 2016, instead of January 2017. (Also Read: 7th Pay Commission: They Died For us, Do Not Cut Their Children’s Study Fund, Writes Navy Chief)
Earlier this month the state government of Rajasthan had announced that it would provide benefits to its nearly 12.5 lakh employees and pensioners with effect from January 1 this year under the 7th Pay Commission panel recommendations.
Protesting against this announcement, a large number of state government on Sunday morning employees gathered at Ram Niwas Garden to take out a protest rally to the Civil Lines area. The employees planned to stage a protest under the banner of Akhil Rajasthan Rajya Karamchari Sankyukt Sangharsh Samiti.
The convenor of the Samiti, Gajendra Rathore, the state employees will stage a phase-wise protest. On Friday, they will go on a mass leave while on December 11, they will observe 48-hours of fast. On December 12, they will observe a pen-down protest and on December 13, there will be a massive protest staged at district headquarters.
The “failures” of the ruling BJP in completing its promises will be highlighted on this occasion.
The employees will also highlight the 14-point charter announced by the BJP before the state polls which also promised equal pay scale of state government employees with that of a central government.
The protest will also remind the BJP of its “failed promises” at a time when it celebrates its four years of formation of government in the state.