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Court Employees Gheroaed District Judge In His Chamber For Three Hours

2015-05-05 23:50


Krishnanagar, May 5: The Nadia district judge was gheraoed at his chamber for about three hours by a section of employees of the judiciary department in Krishnanagar demanding modification of three transfer orders issued by him alleging anomalies.

The gheraoed which started by the members of All India Court Employees Confederation at about 5.10 Pm was withdrawn at 8 Pm only after district judge Chakralal Sinha agreed to transfer two senior clerks attached to a different organization, whose names were not included in the initial orders.

District judge Sinha had make a written undertaking to the employees that he would transfer the two clerks within next seven days.

The organization members have also threatened that unless a fresh order is issued transferring the two clerks, the district judge will be kept gheraoed for indefinite period.

According to sources there are at present 400 employees of different categories are working in five courts in Nadia including the District Judges court in Krishnanagar. During the past seven day, the district judge issued three separate transfer orders of about 50 employees of different categories like Group D employees, clerks and stenographers. The last order was issued on Monday which for the stenographer. In all the cases the members of the All India Court Employees Confederation raised their objections alleging anomalies.

Organization’s Nadia unit’s joint secretary Jagabandhu Das said: “All the orders had anomalies where some basic principals were flouted apparently only to harass the employees. In some cases employees were also transferred even before completion of tenure, where as some were not included in the order despite serving at a station for over ten years. So we demanded modification in the list and sought a meeting with the district judge in a formal way through a letter. He agreed to meet us at his chamber at 4.30 Pm”.

Five representatives of the organization met the district judge at his chamber. However, the meeting failed to yield any result as the he remained rigid in his decision and refused to oblige the employees by any modification, sources said.

“Initially during the meeting we failed to convince him. We then categorically told the district judge that either he should modify the three transfer order, or at least should transfer Debabrata Dutta and Indrajit Das, both upper division clerks, from Krishnanagar to Tehatta, as their names not included in the list, despite serving at a station for more than ten years, which is illegal. We also told him that unless he accepts this demand we will keep him gheraoed for indefinite hours”, added joint secretary Jagabandhu Das.

“However, later the district judge agreed to our demand. We explained the situation and finally he agreed. He also agreed the anomalies in the transfer order”, Das added. 

Nadia district court bar association secretary Debasish Roy said: “It was a problem between an employer and his employees who have certain grievances to settle. We have not interfered into their issues”.

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