ITANAGAR | Mar 30 | Chief Minister Pema Khandu today assured the Joint Working Committee of Arunachal Pradesh Trade Unions (JWCAPTU) to look into their 13-point demands and place it before cabinet in April next for discussion .
The CM’s assurance came after the JWCAPTU delegation headed by its chairman Changma Tajo and secretary general Kenkar Yomcha met the former in his office and held an hour-long discussion.
Terming his Govt a welfare government, Khandu reassured them his commitment to providing best facilities to the working class. Chief secretary and group of secretaries have been asked to examine all demands involving various departments to work out modalities for fulfillment.
Informing that all demands have been marked to respective departments, the CM committed to intimate the Cabinet decision to them soon. Stating that that fulfilling their demands would depend on GoAP resource generating capacity, he exhorted them to work for state’s greater welfare.
“We can work for the welfare of the all sections of people only when we have enough resources of our own,” Khandu said, adding that the GoAP has been trying to tap untapped resources to generate income.
He sought time from the JWCAPTU to work on their demands as the state had witnessed political upheavals repeatedly during last eight months.
While lauding CM for hearing their grievances, JWC expressed satisfaction with his assurances and decided to call off its state-wide general strike temporarily.
Labour & Employment Minister Kumar Waii and Labour & Employment Secretary Kapa Kholie were present. (PRO)