Work at sub-registrar offices hit as revenue officers go on mass leave

Mahesh Sharma

Mandi Ahmedgarh, Nov 24

Work remained suspended at sub-registrar and joint sub-registrar offices at Raikot, Payal, Jagraon and Ahmedgarh subdivisions following a call by the Punjab Revenue Officers Association led by president Gurdev Singh Dham and DC Office Employees Union led by Gurnam Singh Virk.

While the circle revenue officers went on three-day mass leave, clerical staff also shunned work today.

The protest was launched to express anguish against the alleged false implication and arrest of Mahilpur Naib Tehsildar Sandeep Kumar and registry clerk Manjit Singh by the vigilance police on Monday.

Punjab Revenue Officers Association chief Gurdev Singh Dham and vice-president Manmohan Kaushik said the strike was observed as a token of protest against the government’s move to degrade and harass the revenue officers by acting against them on the basis of false complaints in an unauthorised manner.

“All the revenue officers and the executive committee of our union is upset with the sequence of events in which Mahilpur Naib Tehsildar Sandeep Kumar was falsely implicated by the vigilance police and arrested without conducting any inquiry,” said Kaushik.

Revenue officers of the region termed the move as “sheer misuse of powers” by the vigilance police.

Chairman, District Malerkotla DC Office Employees Union, Amrit Singh said activists of his outfit too had shunned work in response to a call given by the state body led by Gurnam Singh Virk.

Advocate Munish Sharma, an office bearer of the Deed Writers Association, said residents seeking registration of transfer deeds, beneficiaries of various official services and students requiring domicile, income and caste certificates were among the worst hit.

Tribune Shorts


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