Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Monday made it clear that his government has no intention to confront with any individual or organization, but to resolve all the issues through negotiations.
Biren was responding to a question by media persons in connection with the ongoing cease work strike of the state government employees on the side lines of his regular monthly meeting with public popularly known as ‘Meeyamgi Numit (People’s Day)’ or ‘Hill Leaders’ Day’ on Monday.
The cease work strike of the employees got underway after the Joint Action Committee (JAC) of All Manipur Trade Union Council and All Manipur Government Employees Organization announced to launch the strike on March 22 demanding implementation of the Seventh Pay Commission recommendation in the State.
The Government would now be compelled to impose ‘dies none’ against all those employees who support the stir, he cautioned and informed that he had already made his earnest appeal to the JAC to resume normal duties from Monday in the interest of the general public.
A meeting of administrative secretaries and heads of departments was also held on March 23 last in this regard and the government had authorized power to administrative secretaries of hiring competent persons to complete the piled up works of the financial year end if the JAC refuses to heed to his appeal.
The State Government requires additional financial expenditure of around Rs 1,400 crores per year if Seventh Pay Commission recommendation is implemented in the State which has 98,845 government employees and 45,523 pensioners.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Biren also announced that his government is all set to launch ‘Khunggangda Chatlo’ (Go to villages) from next month to help the farmers in increasing crops production by integrating the government schemes.
Earlier, the government had launched a campaign called ‘Chingda Chatlu‘(Go to Hills) in the State to take up certain initiatives for the betterment of the land.
The government would adopt a new approach under the new campaign to help the farmers increase crops production by providing relevant schemes in different concerned departments considering the issues of crop failures in the State which not only affects the farmers but the economy of the State.