THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state government on Tuesday announced dies non (no work, no pay) and other stern measures for tackling the general strike called on September 2.
Except in special cases, no leave will be sanctioned to government employees or teachers on September 2, and temporary employees who keep away from work will be dismissed. Leave will be sanctioned only in special cases such as illness, examination, childbirth or other unavoidable circumstances.
The leave, in such cases, will be sanctioned only on prescribed format, and on the basis of a certificate issued by a doctor in government service.
The superior officer will have the power to deny leave if he/she is convinced that the employee intends to participate in the strike. In the event of the office head participating in the strike and the office remaining shut, the district officer concerned should be informed.
The government has issued instructions to the district collectors and police officers to take all steps to ensure that government offices function smoothly.
Office keys should be kept with the office head or department head concerned. They should ensure that the offices are opened early, if required, so that employees who do not participate in the strike can attend office. Gazetted officers should give an attested statement in the pay bill for October that they have attended office on September 2.
The state government will also adopt stern measures to check violence and destruction of public property during the September 2 general strike.
The nation-wide strike raises various demands, including a minimum monthly wage of Rs 15,000, abolition of contract labour, withdrawal of the Land Acquisition Bill and equal pay for equal work.