Friday, 10 September, 2010
Ignoring safety, breeding insecurity
‘Bureaucrats are both running and ruining the country’
Rly probe into corruption
Will Didi slay the railway demon?
The writer is The Statesman’s Bhopal-based Principal Correspondent
When cost & price are unrelated
The Sweet Smell of Corruption
Corruption by Board’s design
Railways gift Rs 50,000 cr to cartels
Manhandling of Officers in CLW
by members of various Unions
Chittaranjan : It is to communicate with great pain that Shri Vishwajit Jha, ASTE/CLW/Chittaranjan, a Promotee Officer, was manhandled by a team of RMU Workers lead by one Shri S N Singh, Zonal Secretary, RMU, CLW on 27.08.2010. Shri Jha was admitted in ICU of K.G. Hospital, Chittaranjan with injuries, shock and trauma. An FIR has been lodged with the local Police station against Shri S N Singh, Technician Gr.I, T/No 56/466 and one Shri U K Singh, Technician Gr.III, T/No. 87/166. DAR action has been initiated and the staff are under suspension.
An emergency meeting of all Group-A and Promotee Officers was held. A delegation of officers met GM/CLW and submitted a memorandum in this regard for taking stringent action against the offenders. In the recent past, Shri J N Pandey, FA&CAO/P (Class-1 officer) was gheraoed and humiliated by union members. Shri N K Ganguly, SEE/SF (Promotee Officer) was assaulted by union members in his chamber. Such incidents have become too frequent in CLW when Officers are facing such situations and it has become extremely difficult for them to discharge their normal duties.
On 06.09.2010 more than one hundred and fifty officers belonging to CLW Officers Association (FROA) and Promotee Officers’ Association wore black badges and marched to the Administration building in a procession. The procession was to exhibit the solidarity amongst all the officers whether they were Group-A or Promotee Officers. Further, it was not aimed against any particular union but against the over all deteriorating work environment in CLW, Chittaranjan. The demonstration was first of its kind in this part of the country. The anguish of the Railway officers can be well understood.
It is kindly requested to let the administration know about existence of such a situation in CLW and advised to initiate stringent measures to ensure that proper working environment is reinstated. I am enclosing a few news clips from local newspapers.