All ward members of T. Sinthalaserry village panchayat, panchayat president M. Paramasivam and panchayat vice-chairman S. Sabarimuthu have threatened to resign en-masse condemning the inaction of panchayat clerk N. Jayakumar. They demanded that he be transferred immediately.

The panchayat could not execute many development works owing to the inaction of the clerk. Moreover, routine works including tax collection were also paralysed, they alleged.

“Already, we had submitted a letter to the District Collector too in this connection. No action had been initiated against him till date,” alleged the president.

Assistant Block Development Officer M. Sekar interacted with the representatives of the local bodies seeking time till November 30 to discuss the matter with the Assistant Director (panchayat). Later, they withdrew agitation.