Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, is desperate for public services to restart. Thus, he announced a temporary wage increase of 17% on Wednesday in an effort to appease the protesting Government Workers Association.
Bommai’s remark came as government services in Karnataka were disrupted as a result of the Association’s decision to skip work. The reason was to seek salary revisions based on the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission and the withdrawal of the National Pension System (NPS).
Basavaraj Bommai told the media, “Orders relating the same have already been issued. We will grant a 17% rise to all state employees. I have already spoken with the employee associations about the 7th pay commission, which has already been appointed.
Major demands of the Workers:
In addition to the basic services, the state’s government services were halted as over 80,000 employees reportedly joined the protest. The employee associations assert that despite the pandemic, they toiled diligently and few workers even perished.
The 7th Pay Commission’s report implementation, a wage raise, and the reinstatement of the Old Pension Plan. Therese 3 are the protesting workers’ top demands (OPS). The New Pension Plan (NPS) and how other state governments are executing it will be thoroughly studied by a special committee. The same will formed under the additional chief secretary. The committee will submit its report in two months, and even that problem will be remedied. The chief minister continued, “I want the staff to stop the protest and resume their jobs.
Employees of the union call of the strike:
When the state government announced an interim rise, the union representing Karnataka government employees called off an indefinite strike that had started this morning. As a temporary solution, the Karnataka government has also agreed to a basic wage increase of 17%. The government has stated that it will further investigate putting the 7th Pay Commission into effect. A committee will also be established to investigate the employees’ request to return to the Old Pension System.
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