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Postal services in villages hit as staff continue stir

IANS  |  New Delhi 

in rural areas across the country remained affected as the strike by Gramin Dak Sevaks entered the eighth day on Tuesday.

The countrywide strike started on May 22 against the non-implementation of the 7th Pay Commission's recommendations. A section of protesters are aligned with the

There are around three lakh 'Dak Sevaks' across the country who act as delivery agents at rural post offices.

They are an important part of a system wherein wage payments are made to Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act workers.

"The entire of the postal service depends on us, including MGNREGA payments. We not only cover the plains but also remote and tribal areas," AIGDSU told IANS.

"We are not doing any work and are protesting. The public is supporting us as they understand our issues," he said.

The asserted that they will continue with the strike till their demands are met.

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First Published: Tue, May 29 2018. 19:48 IST
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