AIZAWL, Aug 29: Junior Engineer Service Association of Mizoram (JESAM) launched a three-day agitation today by wearing black badges to protest against ‘stagnation’ and demanded the State Government to introduce non-functional grade pay. Leaders of JESAM said that junior engineers (JE) constituted the largest among Government servants who could not get promotion due to ‘stagnation’. They said that 249 JEs who have been working for more than 20 years without getting promotion, they pointed out. 

The JESAM leaders also said that they are greatly disappointed because they have no future prospect. The leaders also said that despite repeated pleas, the State Government is yet to take any positive step in this regard. The JESAM added that the Government had granted non-functional ‘senior grade pay’ to SDO/ EE in order to solve their problems. – Newmai News

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