The Uttar Pradesh government has warned that the state employees going on strike will lose their salary as action will be taken against them on the principle of ‘no work no pay’.
The government also reiterated that strict action will be taken against those causing damage to the public property during the work boycott period.
The government has asked all divisional commissioners and district magistrates to set up control room in each district and keep a close watch on the agitation by the state employees and teachers.
The Joint Action Committee (JAC) of state employees and teachers has given notice for going on indefinite strike from October 25 in support of their demands, including rollback of the new contributory pension scheme (NPS) and restoration of old pension scheme.
Responding to the indefinite strike notice served by the state employees and teachers, the UP government has directed all divisional commissioners and district magistrates to establish direct communication with the employees and their leaders to clear the misconception about the new pension scheme.
The state government has directed the commissioners to set up special camps for enrolment of employees in new pension scheme and registration of the retired employees under the scheme and allotment of permanent retirement account number to them.
UP’s Chief Secretary Anup Chandra Pandey issued directives to the field officers through video conferencing on Sunday, asking them to establish dialogue with the employees and their leaders and apprise them of the benefits of the new pension scheme. He said the employees should be apprised of the fact that their interests are fully protected under the new pension scheme.
Pandey said the confusion over the new pension scheme could be cleared only by dialogue with the state employees and their leaders.
The Chief Secretary said that immediate measures be taken for enrolment of the state employees who had not yet been enrolled in the new pension scheme. He said besides organising special camp for NPS, on-line facility for enrolment in the scheme was also provided.
The Chief Secretary said the state employees reporting on duty during the strike period would be provided security by the police. He asked the officials to ensure that the government office functioned in normal manner during the working hours.
He also asked the officers to prevent disruption and ensure normal functioning of the essential services in urban areas and also public transport.