Bhubaneswar/Jaipur: The government employees in Rajasthan have reportedly threatened the Vasundhara Raje-led BJP government in the state of dire consequences in the ensuing general elections if their demands are not met.
It has already been 10 days since around 100,000 employees of various government departments of the state government are on cease-work agitation.
The government employees are demanding implementation of the 7th Pay Commission recommendations, restoration of original grade pay and rectification of anomalies in promotions.
“People (Opposition) are evoking the sentiments of government employees. We are ready to agree to all their practical and legal demands, but if they ask for the moon, we are helpless to do anything,” The Economic Times quoted State agriculture minister Prabhu Lal Saini as saying.
However, Congress state president Sachin Pilot lashed out the Raje government alleging it of being insensitive towards the problems of people.
On the other hand, the Central government employees' demand is yet to be heard by the Modi government. They are demanding a further hike in the minimum pay as recommended by the Seventh Pay Commission.
The CG employees are presently getting a minimum pay of Rs 18,000 and are demanding a hike of Rs 8000- Rs 26,000- an increase in the fitment factor by 3.68 times from the existing 2.57 times.