The Secretary General of State of the Association of Government Employees of Andhra Pradesh (APGEA), G. Askara Rao, urged the government to immediately hold a meeting of the Joint Staff Council to discuss all outstanding issues regarding employees working in various departments.
Speaking to the media here on Sunday, Mr. Askara Rao alleged that senior officials “misled” Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on outstanding employee issues.
Previously, the government used to hold Joint Staff Council meetings to resolve outstanding issues and pay for review requests, he said.
“The benevolence allowance is the fundamental right of the staff, but it has not been paid for a few years. The DA represents almost 15% of the salary. The DA payment is necessary to meet the expenses that are skyrocketing due to inflation, ”said Mr. Askara Rao.
He urged Mr. Jagan Mohan Reddy to keep his promises on the elimination of the Contributory Pension Plan (CPS) and regularization of contract and outsourcing employees who joined the service nearly two decades ago. He also expressed concern about the delay in issuing health cards to retired employees.
Mr. Askara Rao alleged that the APNGO Association had failed to protect the interests of employees. He urged the government to issue guidelines to control the staff of the village secretariats by the respective departments, since the secretariats were under the control of the Panchayat Raj department.
Previously, APGEA State Secretary Y. Vinay Mohan, Vizianagaram District President P. Rammohana Rao and VVSR General Secretary Prasad brought employee issues in the North Andhra region to the attention of Mr. Askara Rao. He said state president KR Suryanarayana and other officials would meet with heads of departments to find a solution to individual grievances.
Ramachandra Panda, President of the Association of Retired Employees of APGEA, President of the Association of Drivers of AP Ch. Srinivasa Rao and others were present.