Employees working under centrally sponsored scheme, Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee (MNREGA), Tuesday called off their one month strike after the government agreed to enhance their monthly salaries.
Addressing a press conference here, representatives of MNREGA Employees Association said the decision to call off strike was taken after the government agreed to enhance their monthly salary with an assurance that their other issues including ‘absorption’ will be addressed at earliest.
They also asked the employees on strike to resume their duties at their respective wings within the period of two days. The employees extended gratitude to Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha, Chief Secretary and Director MNREGA Sheetal Nanda for addressing the issue of salary hike.
They also hoped that the government would also accept their demand of absorption in a centrally sponsored scheme so that the second main issue of the MNREGA employees is resolved.
“We were on strike since August 16 to press for our demands including absorption and salary hike. We called off of our one month strike after the government agreed to enhance our monthly salary. Now we appeal all employees to resume their duties within two days and serve the department with dedication and honesty,” one of the representatives told reporters.
He also appealed to the employees to repose their trust in the present dispensation led by incumbent Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha and resume their duties without any delay.
“We are thankful to LG administration for fulfilling one of our main demands and we hope that the government would fulfill its promise made with the representatives of MNREGA Employees Association with regards to absorption in centrally sponsored scheme,” he added