Odisha Govt adopts ‘No Work No Pay’ policy for agitating employees in SME department

The Odisha government has adopted ‘No Work No Pay’ policy in the School and Mass Education (SME) department in respect of officers/officials who had gone on a 40-day strike.

Prabhat Kumar Bhoi, Additional Secretary to the state department, has written to all Directors under SME Department informing about the decision.

The additional secretary’s letter reads, “I am directed to intimate you that it has been decided to adopt the principle of “No Work No Pay” in respect of the Officers/Officials those who have been participated in the strike neglecting their official assignments since long (sic).”

“You are, therefore, requested to report compliance of the same to this Department for kind appraisal of the Principal Secretary,” the letter instructed.

On September 24, teachers, lecturers and employees of block grant schools and colleges resumed duty after their 40-day long resumed work but they are continuing with their symbolic protest to press for their demands by wearing black badges.