Bengaluru: The Karnataka State Government Employees' Association has clarified that it is not holding any protest or stir on May 4.
Addressing a press conference on Tuesday, association president BP Manjegowda said Chief Minister Siddaramaiah had already in principle approved the setting up of seventh pay commission.
"The setting up of commission will benefit about six lakh and forty thousand state government employees," said Manjegowda. "In fact, the finance department has already approved the proposal and is likely to notify the new commission in a day or two. Once the commission is notified, the Karnataka State Government employees association will press for release 30 per cent of amount (with effect from April 1, 2017) as an interim relief. When this is the case, a handful of people announcing a protest on May 4 to gain cheap publicity. This ploy by the fake association will never break the unity of the government employees association. I want to reaffirm that the Karnataka State Government Employees' Association is united and will not take part in any stir or protest," said Manjegowda.
The association also thanked CM Siddaramaiah for his employee-friendly policies.