RAIPUR: All 12,371 contractual MGNREGA staff, who had been on strike demanding regularisation of companies, resigned en masse from work on Saturday, mentioned the Chhattisgarh MGNREGA Karamchari Mahasangh.

The mass resignation comes after 21 staff posted as assistant challenge officers (APOs) below MGNREGA schemes had been terminated from service on Friday, June 3.

“We the employees of MGNREGA have been protesting since April this 12 months demanding higher cost and regularisation amongst different issues,” Tikamchand Kaushik, vice chairman of Chhattisgarh MGNREGA Karamchari Mahasangh informed the media.

“On Friday night, the state authorities immediately terminated the service of 21 APOs. In protest in opposition to the choice and assist of our demand, all 12,371 staff, together with 9,000 rojgar sahayak (employment assistant) tendered mass resignation,” he added.

Kaushika additional averred that the ruling Congress had promised to regularise the work of MGNREGA staff throughout the 2018 election, nevertheless, the federal government took no initiative to fulfil this promise after it got here to energy.

“We simply need job safety as we’ve given a greater a part of our life to this service,” he additional added.

Because the protest persevered, the chief minister Bhupesh Baghel-led Congress authorities final month introduced a hike within the honorarium of employment assistants working below MGNREGA from 5,000 to 9,540.

“A choice on the calls for associated to service circumstances of MGNREGA staff will likely be taken after getting the report of a committee arrange by the federal government on this regard,” mentioned an official.

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