ITANAGAR, Oct 19 - The Arunachal Pradesh State Government employees under the banner of Confederation of Service Associations of Arunachal Pradesh (CoSAAP) have decided to go on a two-day agitation in the form of pens & tools down strike starting October 20 in protest against the State Government�s alleged apathy towards fulfilling their charter of demands.
The CoSAAP, a conglomeration of all State Government employees� associations, has been demanding implementation of 7th Central Pay Commission recommendations with effect from January 1, 2016.
Its other demands included increase in employees� retirement age up to 60 years, grant of transport & children�s education allowances, withdrawal of NOC system in matters of promotion and retirement, payment of adhoc bonus to non-gazetted employees due from 2005-06, etc.
It said that instead of responding to the demands, the government was trying to buy time by constituting one more Committee forcing CoSAAP to go ahead with the second phase of agitation.
CoSAAP had previously called off its first phase agitation following an assurance from the government early this month to meet its demands.
In the meantime, the employees� apex body has found a backer in opposition Congress, urging the government to meet the CoSAAP�s �genuine� demand for implementation of 7th CPC recommendations.