Government employee unions that stood by YSRCP chief Jagan Mohan Reddy before the elections seem to take a shocking U-turn. Blaming the government is betraying them by snubbing the poll promise of scraping the Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS) and implement the old pension scheme (OPS).
Hundreds of employees, teachers, and members of the Andhra Pradesh Non-Gazetted Officers’ Association staged protests across the state demanding the government demanding the Chief Minister to fulfil the pre-poll promise. Despite the downpour, the employees continued the protests which would continue for the next one month.
Andhra Pradesh Government Employees’ Association state president KR Suryanarayana who also took part in the protest stated that they would intensify the protest if the government further ignores their demands. He appealed to the government to release the pending 50 percent salary for the months of March and April 2020.
It can be recollected that the APNGOs Association members met their president Bandi Srinivasa Rao, general secretary KV Sivareddy and former president N Chandrasekhar Reddy in Ongole on Tuesday. The compensatory pension scheme has been introduced in 2004 and as many as 1.94 lakh employees are said to have been made a part of this scheme.