PRC row: Andhra government holds talks with employees; asks them to call off strike

During the talks, the employees union asked the government to withdraw the GOs about new wage revision. They asked for a written assurance from the government on the PRC issue.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  5 Feb 2022 6:11 AM GMT
PRC row: Andhra government holds talks with employees; asks them to call off strike

Amaravati: Seemingly giving in to the pressure, the Andhra Pradesh government has reached out to the employees to break the logjam on the PRC issue. Ministers Botsa Satyanarayana, Buggana Rajendranath, and Perni Venkatramaiah, Chief Secretary Sameer Sarma, GAD Principal Secretary Shashi Bhushan Kumar, and government advisor Sajjala Ramakrishna Reddy held talks with the representatives of the employees to resolve the matter.

The delegation quoting Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy appealed to employees to call off the strike. Ministers said they have been authorized to talk to the employees and resolve the issue.

During the talks, the employees union asked the government to withdraw the GOs about new wage revision. They asked for a written assurance from the government on the PRC issue.

Lunch motion against the employer's strike:

The high court said it will consider the writ petition depending on how the situation evolves. The court said it is hoping that the government will take steps to curb any illegal activity. The court said it is up to the government to take any action that it deems fit.

A division bench comprising Justice C Praveen Kumar and Justice K Manmadha Rao, made the observation on PIL filed by Nadendla Sambasiva Rao, a retired professor from Visakhapatnam, appealing to declare the strike notice issued by the government employees unconstitutional and illegal.

The counsel for the petitioner S Sharath Kumar urged the court to urgently hear the matter as the employees have called for an indefinite strike from February 6.

The court wanted to know if pen down can be called the strike. Advocate General (AG) said the strike or any other similar activity is prohibited under rule 4.

The court said it is for the government to take action. The AG said the government has been taking all steps to ensure rule of law prevails. The advocate also said it is not true that the government is being inactive or held to ransom.

The court asked how the government gave permission to the rally. Advocate General said the government did not give any permission. The court said the government has to stop the recurrence of such events.

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