GUWAHATI: The SAKP (Sadou Asam Karmachari Parishad) held a steering committee meeting on Wednesday to discuss ways for pushing forward its pending issues related to its 20-point charter of demands.
During the meeting it appealed to the 'would be government' to address their long-standing demands by June 2.
SAKP secretary general Mrinal Das stated that the body will resort to stage protests against the government if their demands are not met.
Dwelling on the demands of the SAKP, Das pointed out, "We demand implementation of the old pension scheme instead of the new one; fixed travelling allowance for the field-level employees; payment of arrears of the Fifth and Sixth Pay Commission recommendations; Patient Care Allowance for employees of Grades III & IV; free health scheme for all employees; job-security provision for all contractual employees; and Khadi dresses for government employees among others.
"Besides, the TET-passed working teachers must be brought under the Primary Education Directorate. They are now under the SSA (Sarva Siksha Abhiyan). We have also demanded the creation of the posts of 'Head Masters' in all government primary schools."
He underlined that the State BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party)-led government didn't solve their problems despite giving promises numerous times. "The SAKP also had meetings on Chief Ministerial levels. However, nothing came to fruition," Das added.
During the meeting, the SAKP also appealed to the State government to provide one-time assistance to Manash Wildlife Sanctuary's forest personnel Animesh Deka of who was killed during a rhino attack.