A banner placed by NGO Union against collector | Photo: Mathrubhumi
Kozhikode: The NGO Union has called off the 11-day long protest in front of the Kozhikode collectorate on Tuesday. The protest was initiated demanding to revoke the collector’s order transferring 16 officials in the Department of Revenue.
The NGO union ended the protest after the collector assured that the 16 village officers who were transferred under the order will be called back. He also promised that no one will be transferred without completing 3 years of service in the office.
Though the NGO Union had decided to strengthen the protest from Tuesday, the issue had been resolved in a meeting of the office-bearers of the union with the Kozhikode collector N Tej Lohit Reddy.
The collector had been taking a stance of not allowing the demand of the union to cancel the recent transfers of 16 village officers here. But the collector had to compromise with the demands of the union later.
According to the government order, the officers shall be transferred only after three years of service in an office. But the collector’s order violated this and it had the support of the Joint Council, which is a CPM service union.
Though the district collector summoned a meeting on Monday, it turned out a failure. Following this, the protestors raised slogans against the collector. However, a settlement has been sought out in the meeting held on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, some people expressed protest over negligence in taking action against the employees who staged demonstrations in front of the collectorate as it adversely affected the functioning of the Civil Station.