Wednesday, 21 April 2021 | PNS | Dehradun
Threatens to close state secretariat for one week
The Uttarakhand Sachivalaya Sangh, the powerful association of secretariat employees has threatened to close the state secretariat for one week if the state government fails to implement a formula of 50 percent attendance to prevent the employees from the contagion of Covid-19.
On Tuesday a delegation of the association led by President of the association Deepak Joshi met the chief secretary Om Prakash and handed him a demand letter. Joshi said that 20-25 employees of the state secretariat are already suffering from infection of Covid-19 and many more are having fever and other symptoms. He said that earlier also the association had requested to implement the system of 50 percent attendance adopted by the Union government and Uttar Pradesh but no action on the demand was done. Joshi said that it is necessary to safeguard the lives of the employees. He claimed that the CS assured that he would seek the direction of the chief minister on the issue of 50 percent attendance.
Joshi said that the association would be forced to coordinate with all other associations for closure of the state secretariat for one week if the demand of 50 percent attendance is not accepted. The delegation also included Vice President Sunil Lakeda, auditor Arvind Kumar, Rita Kaul, Bhuwan Joshi and others.