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Friday, May 25, 2012

BCS Officers and Malda DM Bury Hatchet

MALDA, 24 MAY: The state WBCS (Exe) officers association leadership today met the district magistrate (DM) Dr Archana to resolve the tension that emerged after the district WBCS (Exe) officers association sent a written complaint alleging that it was not being possible for them to work under the leadership of the DM. The state secretary of the association Sourav Chaki and vice president Bhiswadeb Dasgupta today claimed in the evening that hatchet has been buried.

This may be mentioned that Archhana was entangled in a controversy on 16 May scribes were prevented by police from entering district administrative building. After they started demonstrating, the DM said that she didn’t impose any such ban and pass the buck on to a senior WBCS (Exe) officer and Additional District Magistrate – General (ADM-G) Nurul Islam. This made the ADM-G to outburst. Taking another ADM Nilkamal Biswas by his side, Mr Islam reacted sharply, “I’ve not grown horns on my head to give such order without DM’s approval. It was the DM who had asked me to give such orders and I was also told that otherwise action would be taken.” ADM-D Biswas also stood by Islam. He also talked to the divisional commissioner on this issue over telephone.

WBCS (Executive) Officers Association of Malda had sent a message expressing their disgust over the DM’s activities on 17 May. Signed by 40 officers of the district, an e-mail was sent to state secretary of the association Sourav Chaki. Refusing to give the details of their allegations against DM, district secretary Sudip Mukherjee said, “We are facing trouble in working here. Thus we have informed our state leaders. Further steps will be taken only after their instructions.”

Finally, Chaki and Dasgupta reached Malda to look into the matter. They held prolonged meeting with their association members in Malda in the afternoon and listened to their opinions. In the evening they went to meet the DM and to discuss the issues.

Malda DM Dr Archana

Later, Chaki said, “We have come to discuss different issues and to resolve the controversy. The highest authority of the state government wants the matter to be worked out immediately. Hence, our visit to Malda.” “We had a very cordial discussion with the DM. There’s no controversy further. We all have to work together as the panchayet election is approaching. DM is the head of the district but the BCS officers also have crucial duties to perform. Hence, we must put an end to the controversy and work together positively,” Chaki said.

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