Mnrega workers call off their strike in state

Ranchi: The strike of the Mnrega personnel who were on strike for the last 64 days called off their agitation after a meeting with Chief Minister Raghubar Das.

President of the state Mnrega workers association Anirudh Pandey said that the state government has assured to look positively in all their demands after which this decision has been taken. The main demands of the association included increasing the service tenure till 60 years, compensation of Rs 5 lakh on sudden death, Rs 50,000 as compensation in case of injury, Mnrega personnel also get covered under the Ayushman Bharat Yojana etc. The government apart from adopting a positive approach on all their demands has also agreed to form a high-level committee which will look into their demands of making them permanent and providing equal pay for equal work.

Chief Minister said that if a problem is faced in paying the money to these people that the payment will be made by the share of the state government. Those present in the talks also included Chief Secretary Sudhir Tripathi, Additional Chief Secretary Personnel K K Khandelwal, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Sunil Kumar Barnwal and others. 

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