Punjab Civil Services (PCS) officers have decided to observe a pen-down strike on Wednesday, September 11 in protest against the government’s inability to give them their dues.
The officers posted in Ferozepur and Zira subdivisions, according to The Tribune report, observed a strike on Monday as well.
The decision to protest was taken in a meeting of the PCS Officers’ Association which took place in Zira on Monday, September 9. The officers are showing resentment towards incidents of violence against them. Reportedly in the last six months, at least 10 incidents have taken place where PCS officers have been targeted by protesters.
“A protest with officers wearing black badges will be observed across the state on Wednesday. We are giving the state government a seven-day ultimatum and if nothing is done to meet our demands, we will be taking further necessary action,” Rajat Oberia, general secretary of the association was quoted as saying by the daily.
Instead of one security guard, the officers demanded that two should be attached with each of them.