PUNJAB CM APPEALS TO STRIKING GOVT GROUP C & D EMPLOYEES TO RETURN TO WORK

PUNJAB CM APPEALS TO STRIKING GOVT GROUP C & D EMPLOYEES TO RETURN TO WORK

Chandigarh, August 21
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday appealed to striking employees of Group C & D of the Secretariat and Districts to return to work, saying the government was trying to fulfill their pending demands despite the pandemic situation and the fiscal crisis prevailing in the state.

During today’s Facebook Live #AskCaptain session, the Chief Minister urged the employees, on strike for the past one week, to end their protest and return to work in the interest of the state, which was going through extremely tough times. 

Even amid the prevailing crisis, the government was looking into their demands, Captain Amarinder assured the employees, who went on strike after withdrawal of their mobile phone allowances. The employees have not reported for work since then, seeking resolution of their pending issues, including restoration of the allowances.

The Chief Minister said his government was committed to the interests and welfare of all its employees and would resolve their concerns as soon as possible, given the prevailing circumstances.