The State Government has announced stringent measures, including dies non for unauthorised absence and termination of provisional recruits, to counter the strike called by a section of government employees from January 8.
The government, in an order issued on Wednesday, said that persons indulging in violence or destroying public property and those who commit offences such as harassment or intimidation of women employees will be prosecuted.
All employees who are arrested and against whom a case of criminal offence is under investigation or trial will be placed under suspension, it said.
The government servants on probation who are on unauthorised absence
during the strike period will be issued show cause notice as to why their probation should not be terminated.
The order also said that the DGP, in consultation with the heads of various departments, will make arrangements for giving protection to government offices at night in the event of the strike. The heads of departments have also been asked to open the offices sufficiently early to enable employees to enter the offices.
District Collectors and the heads of departments should see that protection is given to those who are not on strike to ensure their unhindered access to offices. If the head of an office is on strike and, as a result, the office is closed, the employees should report before the District Officer.
The government employees and teachers in the state affiliated to various unions have called an indefinite strike from January 8 in protest against various government policies. The demands of the unions include scrapping private participation in pension system, end to abolition of various posts in government offices and implementation of the recommendations of the Pay Commission.