At a time when Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee urged people to keep all financial institutions open on September 2 and not to support the bandh called by the Left Front trade unions, the state government has directed its employee not to take leaves between September 1 and 5. The bandh, called by the Left Front, will unlikely be called on Friday.
Thus, there exists a possibility of the state government employees going on leave for five days at a stretch, from September 1 to 5 with Saturday and Sunday falling in between.
Taking a proactive step, the state government clearly stated that employees will be show-caused if they take leave anywhere between September 1 and 5 without any genuine and serious cause.
Based on the reply of the employee to the show-cause, the concerned authorities will take the decision whether he or she would be eligible to get the leave and salary for that day.
It would also leave a bad remark on their service record. Sources in Nabanna said that the step was taken to ensure a healthy turnout on the day of the strike.
The present government is against the policy of going for a strike which causes losses in crores.
When asked that CPI(M) is alleging that Trinamool Congress is supporting BJP by not supporting the strike, the Chief Minister said that the state government has always been against bandh.
“We are against the policies of the Centre. People employed in industrial units may have some problem.” “I am not ruling it out. But there are other process of sorting it out instead of going for a strike.”