Unveiling plans to kick-start another round of agitation from Feb 12, government employees in Telangana threatened to lay siege to the city on March 20 if the state government failed to honour the assurances made to the employees, who were on a 42 day strike.
The decision to renew the non-cooperation movement was taken at a meeting of the Telangana employees joint action committee (TEJAC) that was attended by representatives from at least 250 departments from across the region. Employees voiced concern at the steep rise in instances of oppressive measures against those who actively participated in the movement. Employees of all hues at the meeting opinioned that the state government was implementing Chapter VIII of the Srikrishna Committee report by targeting proactive leaders fighting for the cause.
Employee leaders said they would strictly implement the ‘work-to-rule’ concept by ensuring that offices are not opened before 10.30 am and no employee stays on the premises after 5 pm From March 5. “If there is no response from the government, all employees from the region, including those on contract and outsourced will lay siege to the city on March 20,” said TJAC convenor and TNGO president M Swami Goud.
The state government is yet to fulfill assurances made to us for calling off the sakala janula samme. We are being forced to launch another round of serious agitation because of the indifferent attitude of the state government towards government employees including teachers and workers in Telangana, said a TJAC leader.TOI