Port Blair, Nov. 8: A General Body meeting of the Shipping Department Sub-Committee of the Non-Gazetted Govt. Officers’ Association was held on 3rd Nov. 2012 at Port Blair. Various issues relating to the employees of the Shipping Department were discussed in the meeting. 

Addressing the meeting, Shri D. Ayyappan, General Secretary of the Association criticized the Central Government for implementing various anti-employee policies and referred to the 5% ceiling on the compassionate ground appointments, ban on creation of posts, outsourcing of government work and privatization, not enhancing the overtime allowance since last twenty years, etc.  He asked the employees to resist the move on the part of the Administration to privatize the Shipping Sector in the islands. 

Shri TS Sreekumar, Assistant General Secretary, Shri M. Sakthivel, Vice President, Shri Biswajit Biswas and Shri Sasikumar Pillai of the Shipping Department Sub-Committee also addressed the General Body meeting.