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Striking AP electricity employees told to wait till June 2

G. Naga Sridhar Hyderabad | Updated on March 12, 2018

PK Mohanty, Chief Secretary of Andhra Pradesh, addressing a press conference at the Secretaraiat in Hyderabad on Sunday appealing to Electricity Board employees to call off their flash strike. Photo: PV Sivakumar

PK Mohanty, Chief Secretary to the Government of Andhra Pradesh, has on Sunday appealed to the striking state electricity employees to call off the strike in view of the formation of new governments on June 2, 2014.

The employees of Andhra Pradesh Transmission Corporation and AP Generation Corporation went on a flash strike since this morning seeking the immediate implementation of pay-revision.

"It is improper now to pass the pay-revision by the Governor as two elected Governments will be formed in the two states on June 2. You have waited so long and will not lose anything by waiting for five more days,’’ the Mohanty said while asking the employees to call of strike immediately.

He was addressing a press conference here.

The Government was worried about possible disruption to water supply, hospitals and railways if the strike continued, he said adding that the Government had received pay-revision report only on May 21.

As the implementation of promised 27.5 per cent interim relief would cause an additional burden of Rs 1,250 crore, the new governments in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh should take a call.

"We will present all files to the new Governments immediately after June 2," the official said.

Published on May 25, 2014

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