statesman news service
KOLKATA, 21 JUNE: Supporters of West Bengal Government Employees Union (Nabaparjaya) threatened a movement against the transfer of their general secretary Samir Ranjan Majumder.
Mr Majumder, who is a also an assistant secretary of the finance department, alleged he has been transferred from Writers’ Buildings to Salt Lake as he was organising a movement demanding 28 per cent Dearness Allowance dues.
Around 50,000 government employees have sent postcards to finance minister Amit Mitra demanding their dues in response to the movement of the organisation, which irked the state government, said a supporter of the organisation.
Mr Majumder will join the irrigation department on Monday.
He also supported the movement of the women government employees at Writers’ Buildings to protest the gangrape and murder in Barasat and Gaighata.
"Some women employees, who joined the movement against gangrape and murder would be transferred. The state government is trying to destroy the movement of the employees,” said Mr Majumder. He said he had been transferred five times during the Left Front rule for organising several movements, including against police firing in Singur and Nandigram.
“Transfer of eight employees were issued eight months ago but only my order has been executed. It is also a violation of the panchayat election code,” he said.