Uttar Pradesh PACCs employees are an agitated lot and they are planning to stage a state level protest to press the acceptance of their charters of demands. The employees have threatened to go on protest on 29 October, that is today, in almost all the districts of state. And if their demands are not fulfilled they will begin gherao of the Legislative Assembly in Lucknow from 1st November.
Uttar Pradesh Sahakari Karamchari Sangh has given the call to what they say “to make the deaf hear”. They allege that they have not been paid salary for last one year leading to untold miseries to them and to their families.
The protests are being planned after we failed to get time from the State Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, claim Sahakari Karamchari Sangh officials. CM had time for everybody but not for cooperative employees, they rued.
Rajendra Kumar Sharma, one of the committee members of Uttar Pradesh Sahakari Karamchari Sangh, Lucknow said, “The employees of cooperatives are not getting salary from past one year and they are facing difficulty in running their family. In Mathura there are 80 PACCs and these all are in losses.
“PACCs societies are not getting commission for selling Urea and procurement of paddy. Banks are not giving loan to these societies”, alleged the union officials. Employees should be given pending salary from public exchequer”, he demanded.
Sharma said, “We will hold agitation in different districts of state on 29th October and will hand over the charter of demands to the DMs of the respective districts. Later on 1st November we will hold agitation outside the legislative assembly of state”, he asserted.
Listing the demands Rajendra Sharma said employees of PACCs should be given salary on the line of state government employees. Also, the pending salaries and dues of retired employees and present employees should be cleared without delay.
PACCs employees have no insurance cover and they are forced to be reduced to penury should mishap happen with any of them; we must get insurance benefits on the lines of state govt employees, demands Sahakari Karamchari Sangh.
One of their demands also relate to extension of their retirement age by two years, said Sharma who is spearheading the agitation along with many like-minded people both on social media and on the streets.