Dehradun: A day after Uttarakhand High Court directed the state government to ensure an early end to the ongoing strike by secretariat employees, Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Saturday appealed to them to return to work in public interest.
"The High Court's directives on the strike are in accordance with what people want. Secretariat employees are part of the government that has always been sympathetic towards their justified demands. Going on a strike in a situation like this is unfortunate," Rawat told reporters here today.
They should honour the High Court's directives and return to work in public interest, he said.
Uttarakhand High Court yesterday directed the state government to ensure that the ongoing strike by secretariat employees ends at the earliest.
Secretariat employees in Uttarakhand went on an indefinite strike on November 12 in protest against the state government's decision to increase the number of working days in a week from five to six and to make biometric registration of attendance mandatory.
Around 1,200 secretariat employees began their indefinite strike here on Wednesday demanding withdrawal of the decisions and threatened to continue their stir till their demands were conceded.