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Talks inconclusive,strike on

The call to continue with the strike comes a day after the state imposed Essential services Maintenance Act.

Written by Express News Service | Lucknow | November 21, 2013 6:36:29 am

With talks between the state government and employees on strike failing to produce any result,the State Employees Adhikar Manch has decided to continue with its indefinite strike. Although,in a major relief to both government and the common people,the association has decided to not let the emergency services get affected by keeping such departments out of the strike fold.

The call to continue with the strike comes a day after the state imposed Essential services Maintenance Act and banned strikes across the state for next six months.

Employees,however,refused to call the strike off,saying that “since our demands have not been met,we will continue with it”.

Although “it has been decided that emergency services would not be affected keeping public welfare in mind,” said Ajay Singh,association president.

Earlier,on the intervention of Chief Secretary Jawed Usmani3,Principal Secretary in the Appointments Department,Rajiv Kumar had called association representatives for a dialogue this evening. After hours of discussion,in which government employees put forth a list comprising 21 demands,talks remained inconclusive.

In a late night development,the government set up a three-member committee to study the employees’ demands and asked it to submit its reports,with recommendations,within three months. The committee is headed by Agriculture Production Commissioner and would have Principal Secretary (Finance) and Principal Secretary (Appointment) as its co-ordinating members.

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