WB Feb 28 strike: Showcause notices to absentees
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Last Updated: Tuesday, March 13, 2012, 23:14
Kolkata: The West Bengal government on Tuesday issued individual showcause notices to employees absent on February 28, the day of the general strike, and reiterated that non-compliance would invite a paycut and further disciplinary action.

The showcause notices sought a reply with supporting documents by March 21 explaining why action should not be taken against them for unauthorised absence, a state Finance (Audit) department circular said.

It cited an earlier circular issued on February 21 that no leave would be granted on February 28.

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had earlier warned of disciplinary action including break in service, but later it was decided to withdraw the break in service provision.

Most government employees' bodies reacted sharply to the showcause notices and threatened to act if the government took action.


First Published: Tuesday, March 13, 2012, 23:14

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