Raipur: Over 12,000 contractual MGNREGA employees, who had been on strike for the final two months for regularization of service, on Saturday resigned en masse. The transfer got here after companies of 21 assistant venture officers (APOs) of MGNREGA had been terminated by the state authorities on Friday. The employees of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act scheme are protesting since April for varied calls for, together with regularization of service and higher pay, stated Tikamchand Kaushik, vp of Chhattisgarh MGNREGA Karamchari Mahasangh.
“On Friday night, the state authorities all of the sudden terminated the service of 21 APOs. In protest towards the choice and help of our demand, all 12,371 employees, together with 9000 rojgar sahayak (employment assistant) tendered mass resignation,” he stated.
“The ruling Congress, in its 2018 ballot manifesto, had promised to regularise companies of contractual employees however no steps have been taken on this path up to now. We simply need job safety as we’ve given a greater a part of our life to this service,” stated Kaushik, who works as technical assistant below scheme.
Amid the protest, the state authorities had final month introduced that the honorarium of employment assistants working below MGNREGA could be hiked to Rs 9,540 from Rs 5,000.
A choice on the calls for associated to service circumstances of MGNREGA employees will likely be taken after getting the report of a committee arrange by the federal government on this regard, an official launch had knowledgeable.