West Bengal Strike/Bandh on 17.07.2017 NO Holiday for Govt Employees

West Bengal Strike/Bandh on 17.07.2017

West Bengal Strike/West Bengal Bandh on 17.07.2017. Strike/Bandh will be observed all over West Bengal on the 17th July 2017. State wise Bandh was called by Socialist Unity Centre of India (Communist). In view of this West Bengal Strike, Govt has decided not to sanction casual leaves to its employees. Regarding this, WB Finance Department has released memorandum No. 4341-F(P)/FA/O/2M/47/13 Dated 12th July 2017.

In view of call given by Socialist Unity Centre of India (Communist) for Bandh/ strike all over the State on 17th July 2017 it has been decided that all State Government offices including those provided with Grants-in-Aid by the State Government would remain open and all the employees should report for duty on that date. It has also been decided that no leave would be granted to any employee on the said date.

Now, the Governor has been pleased to decide that absence of employees on that date will be treated as dies non and no salary will be admissible unless such absence is covered by grounds as mentioned in Finance Department Memorandum No. 2013-F(P) dt.06.03.2012 which are reproduced below:

a) Hospitalization of the employee

b) Bereavement in the family.

c) Severe illness and absence continuing from before.

d) Employees who had been on Child Care Leave, Maternity Leave, Medical Leave and Earned Leave sanctioned and continuing prior to issue of this order.

e) Compelling reasons of similar nature, where the employee could not report for duty for circumstances beyond his/her control. (Specific reasons with documentary proof will have to be furnished in each case.)

It is mentioned here that dislocation of traffic will not be a reason for granting leave.

All Heads of Offices concerned will issue Show cause notice to the employee(s) concerned who will remain absent on 17.07.2017 asking him/her to explain why action would not be taken against him/her for such unauthorized absence. On receipt of satisfactory reply, leave due and admissible may be granted on production of documentary evidence on the grounds mentioned above.

Where the absence is not covered by any of the above mentioned reasons and the leave has not been approved, the same will be treated as ‘dies non’ and no salary will be admissible for that day. However, this will not affect past service of the concerned employee.

Those who will not respond to the show-cause notice will be liable to disciplinary action.

All course of action in terms of this order should be completed by 21st July, 2017 and compliance report on action taken should be sent to this Department

Download West Bengal Finance Department Memorandum No.4341-F(P)/FA/O/2M/47/13 Dated 12th July 2017 for more information about West Bengal Strike/West Bengal Bandh on 17.07.2017, NO Holiday will be granted for West Bengal Govt Employees.