Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) All India Major Ports & Docks Officers’ Federation Wednesday called off its mass casual leave protest May 21 after an assurance from the shipping ministry on their pay and allowance revision.
Minister of state for shipping Mukul Roy has said that the issue of enhancement of pay and allowances to the port officers is under consideration, the federation said in a statement.
A total of 3,600 officers of 12 major ports across the country earlier planned to go on mass casual leave demanding pay revision for 64,000 port employees. According to the federation, the pay revision is due since Jan 1, 2007.
Apart from this, there are 11 other demands of the federation.
In a letter to Rama Kant Burman, zonal secretary of the federation, Roy said: ‘As you may be aware, the issue of enhancement of pay and allowances to the port officers is under consideration by the ministry of shipping and I have personally requested G.K. Vasan, minister of shipping, to resolve the matter at an early date.’