Revenue employees visit CMO, call off stir


Bhubaneswar: The Revenue Employees association ‘Rajaswa Amala Sangha’ that has been on a pen down strike since February 23 today met the secretary of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday. After being assured that the demands of the association will be considered within 48 hours, the Sangha has agreed to call off the strike. However, government clerical staff on strike in Koraput continue the stir awaiting a written confirmation.

The clerks of government offices in Koraput district called for the pen down strike protesting against suspending 11 clerks over permission for Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan’s helicopter landing at Boriguma on February 13. The strike continued by the Rajaswa Amala Sangha throughout the state after 11 clerical employees were transferred.

On Friday, the members of the Sangha visited the Chief Minister’s Office and met his secretary.

“We have been assured that our demands of reinstating the suspended officials in the original tehsils will be considered within 48 hours. Hence we will call off the stir,” said Sangha president, Tirupati Balaji Sahu.

The employees on strike in Koraput, however, are awaiting a written confirmation of this news.

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