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SAD moves Substantive Motion in Vidhan Sabha seeking to repeal decision of Cong government to implement Central Pay Commission recommendation for state employees

Chandigarh, February 24 – The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) has moved a Substantive Motion in Vidhan Sabha seeking to repeal decision of the Amarinder Government to implement Central Pay Commission recommendations for State government employees instead of releasing the recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission and implementing them.

After meeting Speaker of State Assembly Mr. Rana KP Singh to hand over this Substantive Motion, party MLA Harinderpal Singh Chandumajra disclosed that he had handed over the  motion to the Speaker and requested for discussion on the issue under rule 77 of the State assembly under which members can even exercise their right to vote.

Mr Chandumajra said that the SAD had moved this motion seeking to repeal the decision of the Capt  Amarinder Singh government to implement recommendations of the Central Pay Commission for the state government employees as this decision was against the spirit of the Punjab, Punjabi and Punjabiat. He said that the natives of Punjab were shocked to know about decision of the state government to implement recommendations of the Central Pay Commission as everyone is aware of the fact that scales of Punjab are much higher than the Central Government. He said that not only employees alone but the youth who wanted to join State services had been disheartened by the decision.
He said Punjab had adopted different pay scales for its State employees after a long struggle and as per tradition and culture of the State.

The SAD leader said that the decision of the State government had come at a time when the employees were waiting for recommendations of the 6th Pay Commission. He said that instead of providing relief to the employees in form of increase in salary and other emoluments, the state government was discriminating against its employees.

Lambasting the State government for abolishing thousands of posts without consultation, the SAD leader said that the entire state was unable to understand the policy of the Congress government to abolish thousands of posts when it had promised large scale employment to the youth on the occasion of 2017 state assembly polls. He said the government had gone ahead with its decision to abolish these posts without consulting even state employee associations and other stake holders.
He said that the SAD will oppose tooth and nail these anti people measures of the Amarinder Government and he urged the Speaker to take up this matter on priority in forthcoming assembly session.

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