Punjab: PCS, revenue officers call off strike, back to work
Chandigarh, January 11: Day after PCS officers went on 5-Day long mass leave, Punjab Government led by Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann declared their strike as ‘illegal’ and ordered them to join the duty by 2 pm on Jan 11 or face suspension.
After the orders, a meeting was called by PCS officer association for the discussion over the matter. In the meeting called on Wednesday they mutually decided to resume their offices.
Narinder Singh Dhaliwal is a 2014-batch PCS officer, Dhaliwal is accused of collecting lakhs as bribe every month from the local transporters on the pretext of sparing them challans for any violations while crossing the district Ludhiana. However, PCS officers protesting against arrest of their colleague, claim that the officer was arrested illegally without following due procedure. They also slammed vigilance bureau for ‘irresponsible’ and ‘extortionist attitude’.
In the meantime, a local court in Ludhiana sent Dhaliwal in 14-day judicial remand.
"Strike has ended. CM held a meeting on Jan 9 & decided to implement the decision taken during the meeting within a week's time. So they (PCS officials) agreed to rejoin work" said A Venu Prasad, Principal Secy, on mass leaves by PCS officials over the arrest of a PCS officer.
- PTC NEWS