ITANAGAR, Aug 30: The Confederation of Service Associations of Arunachal Pradesh (CoSAAP) has called upon the state government to consider looking into all its pending demands, especially the one to bring into effect the revised house rent allowances (HRA) as per the 7th Central Pay Commission rates.
The CoSAAP in a statement on Monday said that chief minister Pema Khandu has on many occasions assured to consider the genuine grievances of the state government employees in a phased manner.
“The rates of private house rents in the Capital and district headquarters do not have any control mechanism and as such the government employees, especially the low paid staff, are not able to afford the same. If the HRA is considered, it would be a great relief for the employees who are facing the brunt of exorbitant house rents, the association said.
The CoSAAP has at the same time welcomed the state government’s decision to release the 11% dearness allowance for the state government employees and dearness relief for the pensioners over and above the existing 17% totaling to 28%.
“The CoSAAP on behalf of all the serving government employees and pensioners covey its thankfulness to the state government headed by chief minister Pema Khandu and deputy chief minister Chowna Mein for releasing the much awaited allowances despite facing financial hardships due to Covid-19 pandemic, the organization said.
The association has further appealed to the state government employees of the state to reciprocate the good gesture of the government by improving their work culture while delivering public services.