The functioning of government offices, including the Nagaland State Civil Secretariat was affected today as government employees resorted to pen down strike demanding implementation of 7th Pay Commission of Pay.
Irked over the ‘failure’ of the state government to fulfil their demand for implementation of the 7th Pay Commission recommendations of Pay from March 1, 2017, the Confederation of All Nagaland State Service Employees Association (CANSSEA) had decided to go on pen down strike.
CANSSEA president S Takatuba Aier said the State Services Associations had represented for implementation of the 7th 7th Pay Commission recommendations from January 1, 2016, but finally agreed to accept the implementation from March 1 this year.
He also stated that although the State Government constituted Cabinet Sub-Committee to resolve the issue the matter could not be settled and therefore the employees are left with no option but to resort to agitation.
Meanwhile, the Cabinet has expressed concern over the ongoing pen down strike by the State Government employees on the issue of implementation of 7th Pay Commission recommendations.
A government release stated that the Cabinet Sub Committee today briefed the Cabinet of the discussions held yesterday by it on the issue with representatives of CANSSEA and the various State Services Associations.
After thorough deliberation, the Cabinet decided to make an appeal to the striking Government employees to withdraw their strike as the Cabinet Sub Committee has been constituted to look into their demands and the dialogue needs to be continued.
The Cabinet also directed the Cabinet Sub-Committee to meet the CANSSEA representatives immediately after the Budget Session for an amicable resolution of the issue.
The Cabinet also requested all the State Government employees to call off their pen down strike and allow the smooth functioning of the offices.
Further, it also appealed the CANSSEA and the various State Services Associations to carry on the process of dialogue with the Cabinet Sub Committee for resolving their issues.