DYFI protests govt move to downsize govt posts

DH News Service

The activists of Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI), Bangalore District Committee today staged a dharna in front of Deputy Commissioner's office protesting against the recent State Government's budget proposal to downsize the government posts.

The activists condemned the Administrative Reforms Commission's recommendations which the government proposed in its budget.

The government's move to implement the Commission's recommendations - downsizing of 774 posts in the Secretariat; closure of 329 Nadakacheris in Hobli level; abolition of a total of 1316 posts of Second Division Assistants, Typists and Assistants; abolition of 3101 village accountant posts and the posts in horticulture department- will only add to the woes of the millions of unemployed, the activists grieved.

Besides, the government's move to downsize 5 per cent of jobs will only increase the number of unemployed, DYFI State Secretary K Mahantesh said. Later, the activists submitted a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner. SFI State Secretary K N Umesh also participated in the dharna.

Effigy burning: The activists of DYFI, Dalits Sangharsh Samithi (DSS) and Ambedkar Sangha burnt the effigy of Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee, here today, condemning the alleged involvement of his Cabinet colleague and officials in the PMO in the defence scam as revealed by Tehelka.com, a portal.

Owning moral responsibility, the Prime Minister should resign, the activists demanded. DSS State Convener Mavalli Shankar and DYFI District Vice-president Ravichandran were present on the occasion.

Source: http://www.deccanherald.com/deccanherald/mar29/s8.htm
Referred by:Balram Sampla
Published on: March 30, 2001
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