AP: Govt’s announcement of 27 per cent IR for employees in the face of state division and Covid conditions is commendable: S.S.Rawat
The AP Civil Services Joint Staff Council meeting was held on Friday in the 5th block of the Amravati Secretariat under the chairmanship of SS Rawat and Shashi Bhushan Kumar, Chief Secretaries of State Finance, Services and HR Ministries.
The meeting was held on the 29th of last month as a follow-up to the AP Civil Services Joint Staff Council meeting chaired by Chief Secretary to Government Dr Sameer Sharma.
Representatives of various unions participated in the meeting and brought to the notice of the employees various issues and asked them to resolve them expeditiously.
Speaking on the occasion, SS Rawat, Chief Secretary, State Finance Ministry, said that the state’s financial situation was further aggravated by the Covid epidemic at a time when the state was facing a severe fiscal deficit due to the partition of the state in 2014.
The government has the courage to face all such situations and address all issues related to the employees with a positive attitude and 27 per cent I.R. Has also been announced. He said that steps were being taken to clear all pending bills like GPP, APGLI, and Medical Reimbursement etc. for employees by next March on the back of improved state revenue revenues from the last two to three months.
He said an action plan would also be implemented to clear the pending DAs. Launched in 2018, CPMS Most of the problems has been solved by decentralizing the system in the face of some good and bad in centralized design. Not a single employee is eligible for CPMS. About 90 per cent of the powers have been delegated to DDOs without the condition of revolving around the office. He said the system would be fully restored by March next year.
He clarified that all possible steps are being taken to bring the state, which is about seventh in the country in terms of salaries paid to employees, to number one this year. He was responding to a question from a union representative who said that their GPF was being used by employees without their permission. He said an inquiry would be held into the matter of drawing funds from the accounts.
State Services and HRM Chief Secretary Shashi Bhushan Kumar said that the PRC the officers’ committee set up with five senior officials to look into the report will meet soon and submit the report to the government with the committee’s recommendations.
He clarified that the committee officials would meet soon as the 29th Southern Zonal Council is busy making arrangements for the meeting to be held in Tirupati on the 14th of this month. We are taking steps to ensure that salaries of all outsourced employees as well as regular employees are credited to their accounts on the first day of every month.
Finance Ministry KVV Satya Narayana, CFMS CEO Ravi Pattam Shetti along with 13 unions APNGO, AP Secretariat Employees Union, STU AP, APTF, APU TF, AP Revenue Association, AP Government Employees Association, AP Treasury Services, AP Cooperative Services Association, AP Survey Employees Association, AP Commercial Taxes NGO Association, Livestock Assistant, Rural Livestock Unit, Presidents and General Secretaries of AP State Typists and Stenographers Associations.