The All India Passport Employees Organization has launched a formal campaign against the government to address its five-point set of demands. The organization's leadership stated that they had been engaged in peaceful protests for an extended period, advocating for their legitimate requests. However, they expressed disappointment over the government's lack of response in meeting these demands.
They have highlighted the need for the appointment of a total of 2700 positions within the passport department. However, currently, only 1700 positions are staffed nationwide. This staffing shortage has led to an excessive workload, causing significant mental stress and adverse health effects among the employees. This situation is not only impacting the well-being of the employees but is also causing distress among their families.
According to officials, a three-day nationwide protest took place from August 9 to August 11. Despite these efforts, the government has yet to respond to the organization's demands. Consequently, it has been determined that the passport office will remain closed on Saturday. The organization has indicated that if their demands are not met by the government, they are prepared to initiate a significant movement in the near future.
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