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In protest: Coimbatore Collectorate (left) and the Taluk office in Tirupur wore a deserted look on Tuesday following the mass casual leave resorted to by the members of the Tamil Nadu Revenue Officials’ Association.
In protest: Coimbatore Collectorate (left) and the Taluk office in Tirupur wore a deserted look on Tuesday following the mass casual leave resorted to by the members of the Tamil Nadu Revenue Officials’ Association.

Staff Reporter

The protest was an attempt to highlight their demands

Tirupur: The Collectorate, taluk offices and offices of Revenue Divisional Officers across the district wore a deserted look on Tuesday after revenue officials affiliated to Federation of Revenue Officials Associations (FROA) took mass casual leave as part of the agitation to press their charter of demands.

Police sources said that 271 out of total 311 revenue officials in the district abstained from work.

At the Collectorate, the entire revenue staff of 21 did not turn up for duty.

Similarly, the staff stayed away from the office of Revenue Divisional Officer in Tirupur city.

Segment wise, 17 out of the 20 revenue staff at Dharapuram RDO office, 50 out of the 55 employees at Dharapuram taluk office, 43 FROA members out of the 49 at Udumalpet taluk office, 29 out of the 41 at Avinashi taluk office, 22 out of the 34 at Palladam taluk office and 36 out of 38 FROA members at Kangayam taluk office opted for ‘casual leave’.

Vacancies

I. Murugan, president, Tirupru taluk unit of FROA, said the State Government should take immediate measures to fill all the vacancies in the Revenue Department. Besides, all employees working on consolidated pay of Rs 4,000 should be regularized.

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