Manipur Government employees, who have been on strike since March 22, demanded a written commitment from the government on when the 7th Pay Commission recommendations will be implemented, on Sunday.
The Joint Administrative Council (JAC), the apex body of the All Manipur Trade Unions’ Council and the all Manipur Government Employees Organization, had earlier threatened to go on strike if the recommendations were not implemented.
Even after the ceasework began, Chief Minister N Biren Singh, asked workers to return to work, “failing which the government has to find other people to do their work”.
L Biken, General Secretary of JAC, said, “We are not saying that the enhanced pay should be given now. All what we want is that the government should give us a written commitment on when the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission will be implemented in Manipur”, reports TOI.
Biken claimed that the CM’s ‘excuse’ of not being able to implement the recommendations as Manipur is a resourceless state that depends mostly on the Centre does not hold water as the state government had already implemented the 4th, 5th and 6th Pay Commission recommendation.