Tahsildars threaten mass casual leave from July 15

Tahsildars threaten mass casual leave from July 15
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Demand transfer to earlier serving locations

Hyderabad: Tahsildars working across Telangana have threatened to go on mass casual leave from July 15 if the government failed to issue transfer orders to rejoin duties in the earlier serving location now that the election duties are completed.

An emergency meeting of the Telangana Tahsildars Association (TGTA) was held at Nampally on Sunday to share their grievances of staying away from families and children in other districts for more than 9 months because of election duties.

Despite elections are long over, the government has still not relocated the revenue officials to their earlier districts.

TGTA members lamented that the issue was taken up with the higher officials, but nothing has been done so far.

To mount pressure on the government, the association has decided to hold a series of protest programmes, starting from Monday.

On July 8, a memorandum and strike notice would be given to the District Collectors. From July 9 to 12, the Tahsildars will observe work to rule. As part of it, they would do duty only from 10.30 am to 5 pm.

Even if there was no response from the government, the association said all Tahsildars would go on mass casual leave from July 15 onwards.

Association president K Goutham Kumar said they did not hold protest for transfers until now as they thought the government would take a decision soon and common public should not be put to inconvenience.

He said that in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh, the Tahsildars were moved out of their present working districts as part of election duty and once again relocated to their earlier place after the completion of the process. However, in Telangana the decision is being delayed, he rued.

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