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Talks with govt fail, ministerial staff to continue mahapadav

Wednesday, 14 August 2013 - 12:41pm IST | Place: Jaipur | Agency: dna

The deadlock between the agitating government employees and the state government continues as the talks between the two parties failed on Tuesday evening. With this the employees continued their mahapadav.

Now the ministerial employees are pressing for their demand to meet chief minister Ashok Gehlot to resolve their issue.

Notably talks started between Principal Secretary Finance Govind Sharma and the coordination committee of ministerial staff on Tuesday after the chief minister in a surprise move met the leaders of the employees’ organisation on Monday night and asked them to meet principal secretary finance to get their demands resolved.

However, coming out of the meeting employee leader Mahesh Vyas said that talks have failed as the officials were not agreeing to their demands.

“It seems that the officials are not willing to accept our demands and are acting in an irresponsible manner” said Vyas while talking to mediapersons.

The ministerial employees are demanding a grade pay of Rs3600 and onwards and want third promotion as gazette officer.

Sources said that the officials are agreeing to most of the demands except the one of increase in pay grade and the ministerial employees are adamant on getting all their demands accepted.

After the talks failed, the employees decided to continue with their Mahapadav at Udyog Maidan till their demands are met. “We have asked for appointment with chief minister and are waiting for his call,” added Vyas.

Since August 7, about 25,000 state government employees are sitting on an indefinite mahapadav at Udyog Maidan in Jaipur. The Rajasthan Mantralaya Sangharsh Samiti, which has support of various employees associations across the state, has organised this sit-in.

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