The Manipur Secretariat Services Association (MSSA) has threatened to launch a cease-work stir from early August if the state government fails to fulfil its demands within July before the implementation of 7th pay in toto.
The MSSA is demanding the release of 17 per cent backlog dearness allowances of 6th Pay commission among others.
MSSA general secretary T Babudhon Singh said in the last memorandum of understanding signed on June 8, 2018, the state government had “assured that the benefits of 7th Pay Commission with the Fitment Factors of 2.57 would be extended to all state government employees and pensioners with retrospective/national effect from 01.01.2016 and actually w.e.f. 01.04.2019”.
In a statement, Singh also said: “All other benefits of 7th Pay Commission with the usual allowances for the period w.e.f 01.04.2019 to 31.3.20 shall be deposited into GPF accounts whereas the revised allowances of the 7th Pay benefits would be given in cash w.e.f. 01.04.2020. The state government would address all problems faced by the work charged/muster role and casual employees sympathetically and settle it within the earliest possible time”.
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