Skip to content Skip to navigation

7th Central Pay: JAC announces fresh stir

IMPHAL, Mar 21: Airing fresh voice against non-implementation of 7th Central Pay in Manipur, the Joint Administrative Council (JAC) of All Manipur Trade Unions’ Council (AMTUC) and All Manipur Government Employees’ Organisation (AMGEO) has announced to kickoff indefinite cease work strike from tomorrow, Thursday. 

On Wednesday, general secretary of JAC of AMTUC & AMGEO Biken Singh Loitonjam announced the decision during a press meet at the former’s office located at Babupara here. 

“We’ve been compelled to launch the fresh stir since the Manipur government has failed to fulfil its March 21 deadline promise,” Biken said while seeking cooperation from the public members in enforcing the stir.  

He said the JAC has long demanded implementation of 7th Pay and that the pressure was first put on the previous Congress government. “Now the BJP-led government is not paying heed to our demand.” 

All government departments, including the Manipur Secretariat, are likely to paralyse due to the stir. 

In October 2017, Chief Minister N Biren Singh had sought three months’ time to make a final and certain decision about the plan for implementation of recommendations of 7th Pay Commission for the state government employees. 

The apex body of government employees has time and again submitted a 20-point charter of demands to the state government. 

The state government has maintained that fulfilment of the demand of the JAC will bring a huge financial burden to the state’s coffer. Currently, Manipur has more than 74,000 government employees and therefore it will add additional burden of Rs 700 crore to the state exchequer, according to the state government. 

Author info

AT News Imphal's picture

Imphal. Manipur

Add new comment

Random Stories

Abject penury kills over 12 in tea garden

17 Feb 2012 - 3:16am | editor
Once again Assam buys a bad name. Over 15 workers of a tea garden died because abject poverty within a short period of four months. These have taken place at the Bhuban Valley Tea Estate a few...

Blast in Bijni town; 20 injured

18 Sep 2008 - 5:55pm | editor
Altogether 20 people have been injured, three of them critically, when suspected ULFA militants exploded a powerful bomb in Bijni in Chirang district of lower Assam. According to information, the...

ULFA militants killed in explosion

1 Aug 2014 - 10:46am | AT News
Three anti-talk ULFA militants were killed when a powerful bomb exploded inside a house where they stayed in Goalpara district on Friday. The incident took place inside a house in Mungrai village...