Members of the state government employees’ forum demanding dearness allowance equal to that of the Central government employees, called on Governor CV Ananda Bose today demanding a tripartite meeting with the chief minister.
The protesting state government employees have decided to continue their protest despite the governor, CV Ananda Bose urging them to end their stir.
The meeting of the protestors’ representatives and the Governor at Raj Bhawan today came after the latter took to his social media handle yesterday and welcomed all the stakeholders to come together to find “an acceptable way out of the imbroglio”.
Notably, a section of state government employees affiliated to 18 organisations have been demanding that their DA be raised to the level of central government employees. They called a total strike on Friday.
However, earlier this week, chief minister Mamata Banerjee said that she would not be able to meet the demand for a DA hike even if the protesters “behead” her.
Demanding a tripartite meeting and discussion, the representatives of the joint forum said: “The governor has urged to end the hunger strike which we will definitely do. But we have not yet received any response from the state government and no minister or official has talked to us on the issue. We want the governor to arbitrate and arrange for a meeting with the chief minister. We want to know what problems the state government has on the issue. We will end our stir if the state government plays a positive role.”