Hundreds of Telangana government employees took to a massive protest on Thursday taking slogans against the Pay Revision Commission (PRC) report. But why exactly are the employees and pensioners rejecting this report which recommended 7.5 per cent salary hike over basic pay..?
Into details, it all started with Telangana’s first Pay Revision Commission (PRC) headed by CR Biswal submitting its recommendations to the government on Wednesday. A fitment of 7.5 per cent on the basic pay was reportedly something the employees could accept while the unions claim that CM KCR promised a good hike during their previous meetings.
With the fitment not meeting their long-pending expectation of 35 per cent to 40 per cent, Team Biswal failed to please the employees despite the report having several other pro-employee recommendations. Reiterating that the government employees extended all the help needed when the state os fighting back COVID pandemic, the union leaders said they had huge expectations on government.
The three Member Committee headed by Sri @SomeshKumarIAS Chief Secretary, Government of Telangana met the representatives of five employees Unions at BRKR Bhavan.@TelanganaCS pic.twitter.com/s2dyQ6isS7
— IPRDepartment (@IPRTelangana) January 28, 2021
Pointing out that in the past the government had given 43 per cent fitment, they demanded that the same should be provided now. According to the recommendations made by Biswal team, a minimum pay scale of Rs 19,000 is recommended while employees’ union were demanding Rs 25,000.
Further, KCR government refused to declare IR despite repeated demand from the employees. On the whole, if you are a government employee However, the employees welcomed the report’s recommendation of increasing the retirement age from 58 to 60.
To recall, the PRC was constituted on May 18, 2018, after the formation of Telangana in 2014. The employees had expected a fitment between 35 per cent and 40 per cent but it turned out to be just 7.5 per cent.