300000 govt employee on strike, dismissed by Bihar Govt:India
The 300000 employees of Government of Bihar(one of the most underdeveloped state of India)were on strike, demanding pay hike.After the refusal of the assurance given by Government, it decided to dismiss the employee.Which way the tide will turn, it will take violent shape or some negotiation will happen, will be clear by the evening.
The employee union is in meeting to decide upon the further plan of action.Although the chances of dismisial is quite low, even in that case it is very bold step by the government, keeping in mind that , the parliamentry elections are due in april, and no party would dare to ignore the most potent opinion making segment of society , that is Employee of Goverment sector.
A month after over 300,000 of its employees went on strike, the Bihar government has decided to dismiss them, officials said on
The government would begin to serve dismissal notices to striking employees on Saturday, said Amir Subhani, secretary, Personnel and Administrative Reforms department. The notices would be sent to the employees' homes.
According to official sources, a decision to serve dismissal notices, under section 8(2) of the Bihar Government Servant Conduct Rules, 1976, was taken at a high-level meeting chaired by chief secretary R J M Pillai.
"Some top officials were busy till late Friday night preparing the final list of employees to be served notices," the sources said.
The move comes a day after the government told the Patna High Court that it would not hold negotiations with the associations of the striking employees until the month-long stir was withdrawn.
The employees went on an indefinite strike January 7 demanding implementation of the recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission in "letter and spirit" after failure of talks with deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi, who also holds the finance portfolio.
The government issued the striking employees show-cause notices January 22, a day after the deadline to resume work lapsed, warning them of action including denial of salary and suspension from work. However, the striking employees did not return to work as their demands were not accepted by the government.
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