Hyderabad: In view of strike notices served on the government by the Telangana employees unions, the Chief Minister, Mr N. Kiran Kuamr reddy, on Wednesday discussed alternative steps with the officials concerned to see that no hurdles were created to emergency services.
The Chief Minister reviewed the law and order situation and administrative matters. He also discussed about alternative steps with the officials if trouble was created on account of the strike by the Telangana employees. The Chief Minister also directed the officials that emergency services should be continued as usual, even if Telangana employees went on strike. The officials should take up alternative measures to prevent inconvenience to the people with the agitation. If necessary, services of retired employees should be utilized, he suggested.
Mr Kiran Kumar Reddy also instructed the officials that there should not be any delay and trouble in Health services, payment of scholarships and tuition fee reimbursement. Sufficient stocks of essential commodities and medicines should be maintained in the shops and hospitals respectively, he added. In the wake of multiple bomb blasts in Mumbai, the Chief Minister also favored installation of CC cameras and additional police forces at required places. He instructed the police officials to make foolproof security arrangements in the State keeping in mind the political situation and festive season.
The Chief Minister asked police officials to keep round-the-clock surveillance by deploying special teams in strategic places in the State.
According to the informed sources, the government was gearing up to successfully face the strike by various Telangana employees’ unions from August 1. The government has decided to get tough and finally may invoke ESMA provisions against the striking employees. The Government seems to moving strictly with the “serve jana same” (all on strike ) by the Telanagana employees, teachers and workers. It was also contemplating to file criminal cases on those who obstruct the emergency services. The Government was reportedly decided to bring Panchyat Raj, Medical and Rural Development departments under emergency services “No Work , No Pay” was also on the cards of the Government.