The state government is in no mood to mollycoddle the Telangana employees who have threatened a stir and has warned that employees who create severe law and order problems by preventing colleagues from attending their duties will be removed from service.
During a high-level meeting held by the Chief Minister, Mr N. Kiran Kumar Reddy, on Wednesday, it was also decided that the “no work no pay” rule would be implemented strictly. Besides, the services of retired employees would be utilised and the number of outsourced staff would be increased to ensure that essential services and revenue flows to the exchequer were not affected.
Official sources told this newspaper that the government’s tough stand might force the employees’ organisations to rethink on the timing of the stir, which is consider to be the ultimate weapon by the Telnagana leaders.
Festivities may put off T-staff stir
The festival season of Ramzan and Ganesh Chaturthi might force the Telangana leaders to delay the T-employees strike scheduled for August 1. Sources said the top brass of the administration were of the view that the government would not be able to invite the employees’ organisations for talks as the demands were of a political nature.
“We can discuss and sort out issues with employees if they pertain to service matters. How can the state government give assurance on tabling a Bill on Telangana in Parliament?” a senior official asked. The Chief Minister, Mr N. Kiran Kumar Reddy, also directed officials to ensure that essential services were not disrupted because of the agitation and to give top priority to public safety and security.
A decision was taken to instal CCTVs near important government offices to identify employees who resort to violence. The heads of departments were instructed to send daily reports on attendance as well as absence of employees. Deccan Chronicle