DIPHU, Jan 16 � The Karbi Employees� Association (KEA) submitted a memorandum to the Chief Minister through the Deputy Commissioner of Karbi Anglong recently.
The KEA reiterated the fulfilment of its demands including the immediate release of the arrears of the remaining 33 months in accordance with the ROP, 2010. The memorandum stated that the State Government employees got the arrears of only six months from October, 2008 to March, 2009, and that the arrears of the rest 33 months, with effect from January 1, 2006, should be released without delay.
�We feel that there has been a delay in framing the 7th Pay Commission due on January 1, 2016. This will lead to future conflict between the Government and the employees. The commission should be constituted immediately. Hill allowances to employees serving in the hills and remote areas of Assam should be paid at enhanced rates under the new commission,� the memorandum, signed by Borsing Teron, KEA general secretary, stated.
The memorandum alleged that Scheduled Tribe (Hills) candidates are being deprived of recruitment and even promotion. The Government has been unwilling to implement the schemes for the socio-economic uplift of the ST (Hills), it added.
The KEA condemned the recent conflict between the KPLT and the NRHPF which was creating turmoil in Karbi Anglong. Innocent people have been killed and those who have been forced to leave their homes are taking shelter in relief camps.
In order to shun violence, the ultras and the general people must reject any outside interference. Self-realisation is necessary for peace, harmony, co-existence and development, the KEA memorandum added.
It also urged the Government to hold a CBI probe to find out the main culprits behind the recent violence in the Chokihola area in particular and the killing of nine persons in Nagaland.