Odisha BJP demands 7th Pay Commission implementation for block grant teachers, low paid employees


Bhubaneswar: Odisha wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today alleged disparity in implementation of the 7th Pay Commission and said the Naveen Patnaik-led BJD government must announce the recommendations for the block grant teachers and other low paid employees in the state.

The BJP alleged that Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik while announced the 7th Pay Commission for the lakhs of State government employees had forgotten the plight of the block grant teachers who have been agitating here at Lower PMG since August 16.

BJP’s State president Basant Panda raised concern over the miserable life of low paid employees in the state and questioned, “What about the low paid employees working in NACs, Municipalities and Corporations who are having a miserable financial condition? Why is this partiality?”

Addressing a press conference here at the party headquarters Panda said, “It’s an irony that the government is not impartial towards the plight of the people in the State; such inequality in pay is not acceptable.”

He also demanded revised pay implementation for the employees in public sector undertakings and benefits under the 7th Pay Commission for the block grant teachers and other low paid employees.

Besides, Panda said the government must give interest free loans to farmers and waive off their loans.

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