PUDUCHERRY: The Confederation of Pondicherry State Government Employees Associations has urged the Central government to announce an interim relief and merger of Dearness Allowance with the basic pay.
Confederation honorary president, C H Balamohanan, told reporters that the BJP-led Central government is yet announce the interim relief for the employees ahead of the implementations of the recommendations made by the pay commission.
The Seventh pay commission which was set up on January 1, 2014 by the previous Congress government will take at least 18 to 24 months to submit the final recommendations. In the meantime, the government should have announced the interim relief with retrospective effect, but steps were not taken in this direction, Balamohanan said.
Meanwhile, the Confederation honorary president, Balamohanan added that steps were not taken to merge the Dearness Allowance (DA) with the basic pay as in the last announcement, it was 7 per cent hike, taking it to 107 per cent of basic pay.
The Confederation honorary president also informed that on March 2, a dharna will be held in front of Head Post Office by the activists of the confederation and will hand over memorandum consisting of charter of demands to the Chief Secretary.
He added that the representatives of the confederation will take part in the parliament march on April 28 pressing the central government for the implementation of the pay commission recommendations.
Meanwhile, it may be noted that the Union Territory of Puducheryy has 25,000 government employees, who are having the same service conditions as that of the Central Government.