CHANDIGARH, MAY 4: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday reviewed the issues relating to Government employees with top officials and directed the Cabinet sub- committee headed by Health Minister Brahm Mohindra to meet their representatives on May 27 to work out an early resolution.
Since the government could take no decision in the matter till the elections/model code of conduct was in place, it was felt that a meeting should be held immediately after the declarations of results to resolve the pending issues, according to an official spokesperson.
Reiterating the state government’s firm commitment to resolving all the genuine demands of employees to their satisfaction, the Chief Minister said that the Cabinet sub-committee was fully seized of the matter, and appropriate decisions would be taken in the larger interest of the employees.
The state government was committed to ensuring the overall well-being of all sections of the employees, who were the backbone of the state administration, said the spokesperson, adding that the government was of the view that the employees’ contribution to taking the government’s policies and agenda forward could not be ignored.
It may be noted that the state government has already released 7% DA, while several key others demands of the employees were under the active consideration of the Finance and Personnel departments