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Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann gave an ultimatum to the striking officers in Punjab

Punjab government is looking strict on the PCS officers of Punjab who have gone on mass leave. The Bhagwant Mann government has issued an ultimatum to all the officers who went on strike in Punjab. Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann has ordered the suspension of all the officers who went on strike for not returning to work till 2 pm today.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
Updated Date

Chandigarh: In Punjab (Punjab News), the PCS officers Mass leave has issued an ultimatum to all the officers who went on mass leave in protest against the alleged ‘illegal’ arrest of their partner and threatened to suspend them.

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Showing strictness on the mass leave of the officers, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann has ordered the suspension of all the officers who went on strike if they do not return to work till 2 pm today. Let us tell you that Punjab Public Service (PCS) officers have gone on mass casual leave for 5 days in protest against the arrest of one of their colleagues by the State Vigilance Bureau in Ludhiana.

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In the order of Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, it has been said that it has come to my notice that some officers are not coming on duty in view of the strike. They are protesting against the strong action taken by the state government against corrupt officials. I want to clarify here that this government works on the policy of zero tolerance against corruption.

Such strike would be considered as blackmailing. This will not be tolerated by any responsible government. That’s why all of you declare this strike as illegal and return to duty by 2 pm today, otherwise the officers who do not do so will be suspended.

Significantly, PCS officers are opposing the arrest of Ludhiana RTA by the State Vigilance Bureau. The clerical staff of the Deputy Commissioner’s office and tehsils have also supported the officials regarding their pending demands and are involved in the strike. The decision to go on leave was taken by the Punjab Administrative Service Officers Association on Sunday.

Union president Rajat Oberoi told that 235 PCS officers have gone on mass leave across the state. The Vigilance Bureau said that Narinder Singh Dhaliwal, a PCS officer posted at the Regional Transport Authority, Ludhiana, was arrested on Friday for allegedly taking bribe in lieu of waiving the challan from the owner who violated the rules.

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