Bhubaneswar, Dec 31:
Assistant section officers (ASOs) of the state secretariat have launched a strike on Tuesday morning demanding time-bound promotion.
The ASOs are on a dharna in front of the Home department since morning today, affecting work in several departments.
“The government has not given promotions to us for the last three years on one pretext or the other. Many ASOs have gone without promotions for over two decades. Since repeated pleas to the authorities have fallen on deaf ears, we decided to launch the strike on the last day of the year,” said a striking ASO.