CM compassionate towards employees
I and Pr minister Perni Nani
Amaravati: The Andhra Pradesh government did its maximum to its employees. This is the statement issued by Minister for I&PR Perni Nani following the employees association stir. He requested them to think with a cool mind as to how the Chief Minister has been compassionate towards them.
Speaking to media here he told the employees to think of the situation without being emotive as to how the issue was dealt with even in the difficult situation in wake of the fall in revenues in the times of Covid.
Due to the pandemic, the expenditure has risen and the revenues have fallen, he said, that the employees can come for discussions at any point of time seeking an amicable solution.
Those leaders who have harassed employees previously have now taken up the cause of employees and are shedding crocodile tears; he said adding that the employees should not fall into their trap.
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The Chief Minister has concern for the employees which was why he has announced IR immediately after coming to power and has announced 23 per cent fitment to outsourcing employees as well besides increasing the pay of Anganwadi workers, sanitary workers, ANMs, Home Guards and other staff. He has also announced that the kin of those employees who died due to Covid would be given a job by June.
The Minister said that the revenue has fallen due to Covid. In 2020-21 the revenue dipped from the estimated Rs 82,620 crores to Rs 60,688 crores while the revenue did not come as expected and the state lost revenue of Rs 21,000 crores due to Covid and had to spend Rs 30,000 crores to save people from Covid, he said.
Despite all the shortcomings, the Chief Minister did not go back. The pay bill with the implementation of the new PRC has increased by over Rs 10,000 crores. The employees should understand the situation and how hard the Chief Minister is trying to balance the situation.
He flayed the Opposition for trying to politicize the issue and trying to provoke to employees be unmindful of the fact that the previous government has treated the employees badly.