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Central govt. staff to hold region-wide stir


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The Regional Center Govt employees and workers in the North-East have decided to launch a region-wide agitation to press the Cente for extension of Special (Duty) Allowance to all categories of central staff based in the region.

The Regional Coordination Committee (RCC) of the Central staff has decided to hold a regional conventional Gauhati on April 20 to mobilize the employees.

It is recalled that the Centre has awarded Special (Duty) Allowance at 25% of pay to those category with all-India transfer liability who come to serve the North-East. The RCC has been demanding that the allowance should be extended to all or none. The Union Finance Minister, Mr Pranab Mukherjee in a recent letter to an MP from this region, had stated that the allowance had been introduced to provide incentive to the central government employees from other parts of the country to serve the difficult region

The RCC has rejected this explanation as “thoroughly discriminatory” since the fundamental consideration of granting such an allowance is the relatively higher cost of living, and difficult working conditions.


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