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AAP launches manifesto for Pb govt employees

 MPost |  2017-01-25 19:09:56.0  |  Chandigarh

The AAP on Wednesday launched a manifesto for government employees, promising to implement the 6th Pay Commission, besides assuring regularistion of contractual employees, if voted to power in the 2017 Punjab Assembly polls.

Government employees in Punjab are an important part of the state machinary, therefore keeping in mind their demands, the party launched a manifesto that addresses their issues, AAP manifesto committee head Kanwar Sandhu said.

If AAP is forms government, it will implement the 6th Pay Commission in letter and spirit, and also form a committee to look into pay parity issues, he assured.

All contractual employees of the state will be regularised and the minimum wages in Punjab will be reviewed by a committee, the AAP leader said. Salaries of anganwadi, ASHA and mid-day meal workers will be doubled, the AAP announced in its manifesto.

Meanwhile, AAP's Punjab in-charge Sanjay Singh on Wednesday promised voters that his party will give Batala candidate Gurpreet Singh Waraich a "big portfolio" if they elect him in the upcoming state Assembly election. Singh, who was campaigning in favour of Waraich, said Batala will be developed as a model city of Punjab if AAP comes to power in the state. "AAP will give a big pride to Batala. We will not only make Batala a model city of the state but will also allot Gurpreet Singh Waraich a big portfolio if AAP comes to power in the state," he said.

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