Unhappy with the state government lackluster attitude of granting HAS cadre, the HP Block Development Officers (BDOs) association has threatened to go on strike.

To mark their protest all 113 BDOs would wear black batches on July 14 and go on mass leave on July 21. Association has cautioned to intensify their protest if the state government still fails to redress their grievances.

The BDOs were unhappy with the treatment meted out by the state government and also made representation to the Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and presented their grievances.

The Association has pleaded that while the government has observed tehsildars of 2007 cadre in the HAS cadre, whereas the BDOs of the 1997 batch are still waiting for promotions to the state administrative cadre.

The Association has demanded to be granted 24 percent promotion quota in elevation to the HAS cadre. They also demanding to combine their seniority with the tehsildars and sought to enhance quota for promotions of the non-tehsildar category to the HAS cadre.