Dehradun, September 10
To press for reservations in promotions, the Uttarakhand SC and ST Employees' Federation held a peaceful march from the Secretariat to the parade ground. A large number of employees participated in the rally.

Speaking on the occasion Madan Kumar Shilpkar, president of the Uttarakhand SC and ST Employees' Federation, said that the Uttarakhand government was unnecessarily creating hurdles when the Central government was already committed towards bringing amendment in the Act. “The Bahuguna government has buckled under pressure and has needlessly created the ex-cadre, which is being opposed by us and even by those against reservations in promotions,” he said.
Meanwhile, the hunger strike under way at the Clock Tower by employees, today ended with Madan Kumar Shilpkar serving juice to the strikers.
Meanwhile, the anti-reservation Uttarakhand Adhikari Karamchari Shikshak Sangharsh Morcha continued to abstain from work, despite the imposition of no-work no-pay clause.
“We are still on strike and would continue to do so unless the government heeds to our demand of removing the provision of the ex-cadre,” said SS Valdiya, president of the morcha.
However, with most of the employees striking work, there was little work at the state Secretariat and other offices in the state.

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