Sunday, May 11, 2014


     The Rotational Transfer memo this year issued a couple of days back by the Divisional Superintendent, Malda Division, has set grave wave of resentment among the staffs and triggered timely and spontaneous movement by our Divl Unions to express the furore. 

      The transfer orders in the memo have been issued for 51 Group-C employees, out of which only 11 have completed their tenure. The rest 40 employees have been transferred pretenure, without any prayer or option and it appears that special care has been taken so that these employees are posted at inconvenient offices. All rulings of the Directorate, including the latest one this year in supersession of earlier orders, have been desperately violated by the Divl Supdt. Needless to say, our members have been affected, and our leaders have been ordered to be transferred , be it within the periphery of rules or not. In cases of our leaders, remarks have been noted to relieve them immediately. 

      It is remarkable that the Divl Unions of Malda Division have reacted instantly and appropriately with negotiation and agitation. During the strong yet disciplined protest of our comrades, the Divl Administration has nothing to say but to repeat the lame excuse of 'interest of service'. The discussion continued to late hours. Though at beginning the Divl Administration took a stand of implementing the orders as it was, but effective arguments, consolidated gathering of all staffs and the pressure of the situation made him to finally agree that at present, there would be no implementation of the memo.

       The Circle Union was also intimated by the Divl Union at right time about the irregularity and high-handedness of the Supdt. Circle Secretary Com. Janardan Majumder immediately contacted the PMG, North Bengal Region and also the Divl Supdt over phone. On behalf of the Circle Unions, he requested the PMG, NB Region, to intervene and clearly communicated the Divl Supdt that such audacity of acting beyond all rules would not be accepted. The entire memo needs to be cancelled and modified.

        Malda Divisional Union has convened an urgent Working Committee meeting today (11.05.2014) to discuss and decide the next course of action. Circle Union wishes to congratulate the Divl Union for their instant reaction with proper spirit, intensity and control. Halting the Divl Administration from implementing the memo now is only a temporary achievement. Strong movement has to be launched with 100% participation of all comrades in the division to make them scrap the entire memo. The Circle Union is in close liaison with the Divl leadership and has decided to take appropriate measures to support and achieve the target. 

        Let us all be prepared for bigger movement circle-wide if it is so required.               

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