7th Pay Commission implementation demand deserted govt offices

Imphal: Demanding implementation of the 7th Pay Commission, several government offices here on Wednesday wore a deserted look here after employees affiliated to the Manipur Government Services Federation went on mass casual leave.

General Secretary L Purujit of MGSF said it was the “first phase of agitation” for implementation of the pay commission in the State.

Employees, workers and teachers voluntarily took the step and urged the all-round cooperation from the State government to achieve the objective in a peaceful manner, he said.

The Manipur government would have to bear an additional burden of Rs 1,700 crore following the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission.

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However, employees not affiliated to the MGSF did not take part in the mass casual leave.

There are around 74,000 government employees in the State, Joykumar, who holds the portfolio of finance minister, said.

Recently, the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) employees were on strike demanding an increase in their salaries as per the 7th Pay Commission recommendations before calling off the stir on October 21.

The strike had kept a fleet of 19,000 buses operated by MSRTC from running across the State, along with almost 1 lakh MSRTC employees.