COMRADES, IN A MOST RARE INCIDENT TODAY, OUR COMRADES OF NORTH PRESIDENCY DIVISION HAVE BEEN SUBJECTED TO PHYSICAL TORTURE BY THE LATHICHARGE OF POLICE FORCE AT BARRACKPORE, WHICH DID NOT PERHAPS HAPPEN SINCE THE SEVENTIES IN WEST BENGAL.
The Divisional Unions of NFPE in North Presidency Division were protesting some unjustified transfer orders issued by Sri Subal Mallick, SSPOs. He has issued transfer order even for a staff who is going to retire within 3 months, violating departmental guidelines. When objected by the divisional unions, he only ratified himself with the explanation of his discretion and consideration of suitability.
Our comrades went on a stay-in demonstration in protest of the autocratic attitude of the egoistic SSPOs. But today morning, he summoned the police force for rescue. A police force from local P.S. arrived and without provocation or notice, started Lathicharging. 7 of our comrades were instantly injured by their battons including 5 lady comrades. The police who charged were all males. One of our comrades was arrested from the site. This was the way of the rescue of the SSPOs.
There were also previous instances when this very Mallick used humiliating language for the staffs, issued unnecessary orders against staff interest or benefits and the attitude was like of a emperor treating his subjects as if on his kind will.
Group-C Circle Secretary Com. Janardan Majumdar, Circle President Com. Tapan Dasgupta, Asstt. Circle Secretary Com. Debajyoti Gupta visited Barrackpore immediately after the incident. All of the Circle Unions have decided that our comrades will go on 1 (one) hour pen-down and demonstrate tomorrow at the beginning of working hour at all offices in the Circle. The Branch and Divisional Unions will hold demonstrations at headquarters and will send a resolution from the demonstration to the Chief Postmaster General, PMG (Kolkata Rgn) and DPS (Kolkata Rgn) by Fax demanding unconditional immediate transfer of this Subal Mallick from North Presidency. We shall settle for nothing less and alternatively, the Circle Administration should get ready to see the retaliation Circle-wide. The text of the resolution follows below :
Resolution Dated 10.02.2010.
This mass demonstration of NFPE Group of unions, ...... Branch/ Division, at the call of the Circle Unions, equivocally condemns the autocratic, anti-staff and aggressive activities of the SSPOs, North Presidency Division. This demonstration expresses its strong grievances against the arbitrary transfer orders issued by the said officer even violating the departmental guidelines and demands cancellation of the transfer orders issued by him under no. B-1/ Staff/ Arrangement/ 2010 dated 04.02.2010.
This mass demonstration further and finally expresses its deep anguish and serious concern over the brutal Lathicharge by the Police on the peaceful and democratic protest movement of the staffs by the provocation of the said officer and demands his immediate unconditional transfer from North Presidency Division for smooth functioning of the division. This mass demonstration resolves to initiate serious trade union actions if there is any delay in materialising the demanded action.
_______________________ (Signature of the President)
The above resolution must also be sent by Fax to The Ch PMG, PMG(KR) and DPS(KR). Please also convey the matter to other Divisional Secretaries of your branch / division.
Fax No. of Ch PMG : (033) 2212-0811
of PMG (KR) : (033) 2212-0077
of DPS (KR) : (033) 2212-1917