Chief Minister assures full cooperation
GANGTOK, October 28: The Chief Minister Pawan Chamling yesterday met with the committee members of various State Government Department Associations and assured full cooperation regarding the Fourth State Pay Commission. Mr. Chamling also assured for a meeting with all the government associations in every six months so as to listen to their problems and suggestions, informs an IPR release.
During the meeting held at the conference hall of Tashiling Secretariat on October 27, the various Associations placed their grievances before the Chief Minister for consideration of the Government like proportionate increase in pay hike at all levels, cadre review, timely promotion, check on market prices etc.
Endorsing their support to the Fourth Pay Commission Report, the representatives hoped that the government would consider their grievances sympathetically.
Narshing Rai, Chairman, All Sikkim Employees Association submitted a charter of demands to the Chief Minister, while DR Kharel, President, Sikkim Civil Service Association also submitted the grievances on behalf of his Association.
After giving patient hearing, the Chief Minister assured the Employees Associations that the government would look into the grievances and further assured that he was always in favour of the Government Employees and the people of Sikkim. He also informed that his Government ensured that in Sikkim the pay revision is higher than the others states. He thanked the various Associations who were present for their support. He advised the Government Employees to work with more dedication and sincerity in taking the state forward.
The Chief Minister also requested the employees associations to help the government in maintaining the market prices of the commodities and not allow it to soar due to increase of the pay package of the government employees.
In another press release issued by CB Rai, the president of All Sikkim Government Driver Association, it is informed that the Committee submitted their joint memorandum for rectifications in the recommendation of the 4th State Pay Commission while the president of All Sikkim Government Driver Association requested the Chief Minister for consideration for the special duty allowance of 12 .5 percent, Special Allowance @ 25 percent, pension benefit /retirement benefits, LTC and leave encashment facility. Mr. Rai also asked for Risk Allowances for the Sikkim government drivers, forest guards, mechanical and technical workers of Sikkim government.
Urging upon the CM to amend the revised pay scale recommendations of the fourth pay commission and take out a revised order in the interest of the government drivers and other employees in the ‘C’ and ‘D’ category, Mr. Rai highlighted the sufferings of the people due to the market inflation.
Further, the president of the Driver Association thanked the Chief Minister for his support and promised their full support for CM’s vision 2015 in making Sikkim a fully developed State.
Similarly, the long pending demand of the Sikkim Sub-Ordinate Accounts Service Association and the Sikkim Sub-Ordinate Ministerial and Executive Service Association regarding the Pay Scale of Accountant and Head Assistant and re-designation of Senior Accountant as Assistant Accounts Officer was also placed before the Chief Minister