GUWAHATI, April 17 - The All Assam Heads of Department Ministerial Officers� Association has written to Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal expressing resentment over pay disparity among the a certain section of employees.
The association alleged in the memorandum that the employees in the offices of the heads of departments were given differential treatment in terms of pay and other allowances in the wake of the notification of The Assam Services (Revision of Pay) Rules, 2017.
According to the association, there is a huge difference between the salaries of the staff of the heads of departments and their counterparts in the Secretariat. Former CM PK Mahanta had agreed to a policy of equal work, equal pay, it said.
�We are an integral part of the State�s overall development and we have never compromised on our responsibility. But we regret that despite being apprised about our grievances, neither the Finance Minister nor the Chief Secretary came up with anything to console us,� the association stated, adding that the aggrieved employees had also staged demonstrations recently.