To press their 15-point charter of demands in districts
DINDIGUL: Several departments in the Collectorate functioned with skeleton staff as hundreds of revenue officials in the district went on one-day casual leave en masse, pressing their 15-point charter of demands, including filling of existing vacancies on Tuesday. The number of staff was very poor in several revenue divisional offices, taluk and panchayat union offices in the district.
Over 150 revenue officials did not attend duty in support of the State-wide agitation called by revenue officials.
Members of the Tamil Nadu Revenue Officers Association on Tuesday boycotted work protesting action initiated against the revenue officials, who worked in Thirumangalam byelection.
They took mass leave and staged demonstrations in front of the respective offices in the district. Out of 411 employees and officers working in the Revenue Department, 410 employees didn’t turn up for work.
The State vice-president of TNROA Sundaramoorthy, the district secretary Gunasekaran and others took part.
As part of the State-wide agitation, a total of 503 revenue staff attached to various wings here in the district administration went on a ‘mass’ casual leave on Tuesday. According to official sources, members urged the government to fill vacancies at many positions in districts, among other demands.
Tamil Nadu Revenue Officials’ Association office-bearers said that they had also drawn the attention of the State government to impress upon the Election Commission to drop action against some of the officials in charge of Thirumangalam Assembly poll held recently.
A total of 285 revenue officials, including 61 women, went on a mass casual leave in the district on Tuesday.
Police source said that it was part of the State-wide protest call given by the Tamil Nadu Revenue Officers’ Association. They were demanding withdrawal of charges framed against many revenue officers in connection with by-election at Thirumangalam assembly constituency in Madurai.