Non-gazetted employees` strike in Bihar

Functioning of state government offices across Bihar continued to be crippled for the second consecutive day today following an indefinite strike called by two federations on non gazetted employees.

Last Updated: Aug 24, 2010, 16:58 PM IST

Patna: Functioning of state government
offices across Bihar continued to be crippled for the
second consecutive day today following an indefinite strike
called by two federations on non gazetted employees.

About three lakh non-gazetted employees were on strike to
press for removal of alleged discrepancies in implementation
of the Sixth Pay Commission report.

Bihar State Non-Gazetted Employees Federation
(BSNGEF-Gope Group) General Secretary Rambali Prasad and Bihar
State Non-Gazetted Employees Federation (BSNGEF) president
Manjar Kumar Das claimed that the functioning of the
offices in Bihar was paralysed.

Meanwhile, the state government held a meeting with the
two leaders today in a bid to find out a solution.

State Finance secretary Mihir Kumar Singh met
the striking leaders and assured them of apprising the
government of their stand, official sources said.

Most of the employees under the two federations had
confirmed their participation in the strike that began
yesterday.

Prasad said the two federations launched the stir
following alleged failure of the state government to address
anomalies in the implementation of the Sixth Pay Commission
scale in Bihar.

PTI