Expressing serious concern over “cold-shoulder response” shown by the government to striking Patwaris, the CPI (M) state secretary Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami on Tuesday urged the chief minister to personally intervene and resolve the crisis in revenue department.
“Government must fulfill the demands of revenue officials that include removal of pay anomalies and its retrospective effect from the implementation of sixth Pay Commission recommendation in the state,” he said.
He laments over the government apathy towards immense sufferings of people caused by continuous strike of Patwaris (revenue officials) for last over a month.
“The other demands including recruitment of new Patwaris, appointment as Naib-Tehsildar of the members who have qualified revenue executive examination, relaxation in PSGA, enhancement of PSC examination chances and transparency in transfer policy should also be looked into seriously.”
Tarigami termed it regrettable that despite the efforts of the Association to get the demands of the Patwaris and Girdawars fulfilled by means of petitions and prayers, government has not taken any step to resolve them. He flayed the government for its unwarranted announcement of holding the salary of Patwaris who are on strike for past nearly over a month.
“The government, if serious in addressing the sufferings of people especially people in dire need of revenue records, must resolve the crisis emanated from the strike by revenue officials in the state,” Tarigami demanded.