Punjab government doctors to strike on June 25 against reduced non-exercise allowance

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Criticism of the state government’s decision to decrease the Non-Service Allowance (NPA) and separate it from the base salary in accordance with the recommendations of the Sixth Compensation Committee has drawn criticism; the docs united under one umbrella

POSTED JUNE 23, 2021 7:55 PM IST

Moga government medics called a statewide strike on June 25 (Friday) against the state government’s decision to decrease the Non-Exercise Allowance (NPA) and dissociate it from the base salary in accordance with the recommendations of the Sixth Wage Commission. The joint coordinating committee of state doctors also decided that only the emergency services would remain operational. The doctors also submitted a memorandum to the deputy commissioners on this matter on Wednesday.

Dr Gagandeep Singh, State President, Punjab Civil Medical Services (PCMS), said: “Doctors are risking their lives every day in this pandemic. We were hoping for a financial donation from the Sixth Pay Commission. This however reduced the NPA which resulted in huge financial losses for our community. “

PCMS Organizing Secretary Dr Indervir Gill said: “All organizations related to the medical profession are fighting against the state government that seeks to restore the NPA, under the banner of the Joint Coordinating Committee. We call on the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, to step in and ensure justice. ”

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