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            Raipur, August 28, 2008: Succumbing to the pressure from three lakh employees of Chhattisgarh just ahead of the state Assembly election, Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today accepted the demands and agreed to pay the arrears to the government employees from January 1, 2006 and not from September 2008, as announced earlier.

            “The Chief Minister had agreed to implement the recommendations of the Six Pay Commission from January 1, 2006,” a state government release said here today.

            The Chief Secretary P Joy Oommen had a discussion with the Chief Minister and others after the state employees threatened to go on strike if their demand to implement the pay from January 1, 2006 was not implemented.

            The employees can not accept the date of recommendation from September 2008 as announced yesterday and like the Centre and others it should be implemented from January 1, 2006 else they would be forced to go on strike, the Convenor of the Chhattisgarh Employees and Officers Joint Forum, Subhash Mishra and others had clearly told the Chief Secretary during a meeting.

            However, the employees have left the matters with the Chief Minister to decide in how many installments the arrears would be paid to them, Mishra said.

             Three lakh employees of the state had gone on day long strike on August 21 last while paralysing the works in all government offices and institutions demanding the implementation of the recommendation of the Six Pay Commission.

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