VRAs 81 days Samaikhyandhra Agitation be treated as duty

APNGOs Association has informed that Government have issued orders in G.O.Ms.No. 33, Finance (HRM.IV-FR) Department, Dt. 31-03-2015 regularising the general strike participated by Government employees during the Samaikyandhra Agitation for a  period of 81 days from 13-08-2013 to 17-10-2013 and from 06-02-2014 to 20-02-2014 as Special Casual Leave With GO 1271 on 8 December 2015.

The Association has further stated that the Village Revenue Assistants in the State of Andhra Pradesh have also participated in the general strike of 81 days in two spells on par with the regular Government employees. The VRAs are being paid honorarium and some of them have not drawn their honorarium in view of participation in  the strike in connection with the Samaikyandhra Agitation, and thereby requested to issue necessary orders to sanction the honorarium for VRAs who have not drawn their honorarium for the above period as they have no facility to grant Earned Leave or such. The absence period has  to be treated as duty period and the honorarium be paid for the strike period as they are lowest paid employees in the system duly extending the benefit given in G.O.Ms.No.33 dt. 31-03-2015.

The Government after careful examination of the matter hereby order that the  period of 81 days or the actual period participated by the VRAs during the Samaikhyandhra Agitation  be treated as duty, and the honorarium be paid to them, @ 3000 honorarium +500 D.A., per month.

The Chief Commissioner of Land Administration, Andhra  Pradesh, shall take further necessary action accordingly in the matter.

This order issues with the concurrence of Fin (H.RIV) Department vide their U.O.No. 32815/908/H.R.IV/2015, Dt. 08-12-2015.

  1. Representation from the Joint Action Committee of Employees, Teachers, Workers and Pensioners, A.P. Dated: 04.05.2015.
  1. Finance Department, U.O No.01611/571,HR.IV-FR/15 Dt.14.08.2015 

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