PATNA : The Bihar government today sacked about 1,500 Panchayat Rozgar Sevaks overseeing implementation of the National Rural Employment Guarantee (NREG) Programme at village level.
Thousands of Panchayat Rojgar Sevaks across the state have been on strike since mid-January, demanding a hike in their pay.
“The government decided to sack Panchayat Rozgar Sevaks because they failed to return to work despite being warned,” Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, who also holds the finance portfolio, said.
Modi ruled out any possibility to hiking the pay of the striking employees.
Meanwhile, more than 3,00,000 state government employees have been on strike, holding the State to ransom, since early last month demanding implementation of the recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission in letter and spirit after failure of talks with the state government.
Source – AGENCIES