Andhra Pradesh government sanctions five-day special casual leave for women employees

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Andhra Pradesh government sanctions five-day special casual leave for women employees

Thanking the employees in achieving 10.5 per cent growth rate in the past five years, Naidu said his government was ready to fulfil the demands of NGOs on priority basis.

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday announced a five-day special casual leave for women employees, while praising them for their cooperation in achieving 10.5 growth rate.

The announcement was made by the chief minister during a felicitation ceremony organised by the non-gazetted employees organisation at the secretariat in Amravati.

Thanking the employees in achieving 10.5 per cent growth rate in the past five years, the chief minister said his government was ready to fulfil the demands of NGOs on priority basis. He added the interests of outsourcing staff also would be protected.

Condemning the threatening of his Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leaders having properties in Telangana for political reasons, the chief minister said pressure was building up with some leaders being asked to switch to other parties. He warned his party would not tolerate such pressure tactics.

Naidu said that his party snapped ties with the BJP and walked out of the NDA last year because the Centre failed to fulfil the promise of state bifurcation.

Speaking on the recent Pulwama attack, Naidu recalled that when Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the chief minister of Gujarat, he said that the then prime minister, Manmohan Singh, should own moral responsibility for the killings of army men during his regime.

To this end, Naidu said, PM Modi should now own responsibility for killings of 40 CRPF jawans in the Pulwama terror incident, adding the Central governemnt should have taken precautionary measures to prevent the attack on Army men.

Meanwhile, the employees hailed Naidu for allotting housing sites in Amravati and fulfilling various demands related to their welfare.