I am a journalist, working as Balangir correspondent of the English daily "The Pioneer" and “The Industry and Mines Observer”, an English fortnightly magazine published from Bhubneshwar. I was awarded the Trophy for "Excellence in Journalism" by noted Columnist Sri Shivaji Sarkar,in the presence of Editor in Chief -of The Pioneer,Dr Chandan Mitra ,Editor of The Industry and Mines Observer (IMO) Sri Sirish Mohanty on June19,2012.
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MINISTERIAL STAFFS THREATEN DEMO BEFORE ASSEMBLY Saturday, 24 September 2016 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
MINISTERIAL STAFFS THREATEN DEMO BEFORE ASSEMBLY
Saturday, 24 September 2016 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
Members of the Odisha Ministerial Officers’ Association have threatened to sit on dharna before the State Assembly from September 26 to 28 demanding fulfilment of their three-point charter of demands.
The demands include increase in grade pay of Junior, Senior and Head Clerks and scrapping of contractual appointments. This was stated at a Press meet here by the association president on Friday.
Another major demand is abolition of the posts of Junior, Senior and Head Clerks by designating them as Junior Assistants, Senior Assistants and Section Officers, respectively.
Three years ago, the Government had published an advertisement for appointment to the posts and, accordingly, deserving candidates were appointed. However, a recent Government letter designated them as contractual employees, which was not mentioned earlier.
“We are going to stage a demonstration before the Assembly. If the Government does not fulfil our demands, we will resort to cease-work,” said association president Satrughna Panigrahi.