After a month of protest in front of the Secretariat, the Last Grade Service (LGS) candidates have officially called off their protest as the government accepted the demands that they have put forward. The decision comes after the discussion between job candidates and the government has concluded.
On Sunday, a meeting was convened between Law minister AK Balan and the candidates based on the Chief Minister's direction.
Following a detailed discussion, the government took a favourable stand and the LGS candidates decided to end their protest.
The government has assured that the working hours of watchmen will be reduced to 8 hours a day and a legal recommendation will be made to fill the vacancies of night watchmen post from the current rank list. The minister further added that necessary actions will be initiated once after getting permission from the election commission.
After the meeting, the protesters even thanked various organisations which included the Youth Congress, the Yuva Morcha and the DYFI along with the media for their support. Since January, the rank holders of the Last Grade Servants have been protesting demanding appointments and extension of their rank list in various Public Service Commission (PSC) exams.
However, the rank holders of the CPO list said that they will continue their protest. Reportedly, the government has accepted their demands, but they will end the protest only when a written statement is given on this matter.