Employees of the Uttarakhand Secretariat are on Indefinite Strike: A Lawsuit has been Filed

Several employees reportedly stood at the entrance of the Uttarakhand Secretariat and restricted employees after a “no work, no pay” order was issued.

Several government employees in Uttarakhand went on an indefinite strike on Tuesday in protest of the state government’s “no work, no pay” order. In response to the sudden strike called by government employees, the Dehradun Police have filed a FIR against unknown people in connection with the strike.

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This came after a group of unidentified people gathered outside the Uttarakhand Secretariat without permission on Tuesday, preventing employees and officers from working in the state secretariat. The case was filed late at night without naming the officials who allegedly shut down the secretariat for an indefinite period.

Meanwhile, Uttarakhand Chief Secretary SS Sandhu issued a “no work, no pay” order, instructing all secretaries, department heads, and district magistrates to deduct the salaries of government employees who go on strike. The order was issued in response to recent government employee protests, which included a boycott of work over a variety of issues, including the demand for insurance coverage. Employees have created a ruckus as a result of the chief secretary’s order, and they have been seen barring others from entering the office.

Employees on Strike
Employees on Strike

Employees of the government have gone on strike indefinitely

Following the order’s issuance on Tuesday, several government employees reportedly stood outside the Uttarakhand Secretariat, barring employees and officers from entering the building and using derogatory language against them. Aside from that, they also blocked the road by converging on the secretariat’s ATM Chowk. While a case has been filed against the unnamed defendant, the new order allows departments to reduce the pay of employees who refuse to work. Apart from that, the employee union is said to have appealed to other unions to join their protests outside the secretariat building on Wednesday.

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