Foodgrain procurement agencies to show off strength on Tuesday; massive protest indicated; all ranks to participate
Kanwar Inder Singh/ royalpatiala.in
Once again, all the ranks-clerk to inspector to district heads to divisional heads to head office officers of all foodgrain procurement agencies namely PUNGRAIN, MARKFED, PUNSUP and Punjab State warehousing Corporation (PSWC) are going to stage a massive protest of Tuesday outside “Anaj Bhawan” at Chandigarh .
Confirming the same, an officer said, “yes, we all are going to resume our protest at Anaj Bhawan on November 29,2022 morning. We suspended our protest due to weekend holidays. Tuesday protest is going to be larger, bigger than our previous protest. ”
An officer of the procurement agency said, “ as the ministers are campaigning for AAP party candidates in Gujrat, they might come back on Tuesday or by Wednesday after the campaigning is going to end. So, our protest is going to increase day by day.”
Another officer said,” we all the staff, means all the staff from clerk to deputy director is going to show their resentment to the state government. This is for the first time that whole Punjab (foodgrain procurement agencies) staff is protesting for one cause- high handedness of state vigilance bureau. Moreover, a widespread feeling of officers of the foodgrain procurement agencies and employees of this sector is that their efforts and achievements have never been given deserved recognition and appreciation. Still, they have been working to their fullest potential and capacity and the sector has been touching new heights and the staff is being rewarded with FIRs, cases.”
All the officers of foodgrain procurement agencies of Punjab posted at head offices, divisional offices , district offices, inspectors are already on mass strike, leave against the highhandedness of vigilance bureau in registering irrelevant FIRs against the officers of foodgrain procurement agencies.
Foodgrain procurement agencies to show off strength on Tuesday; massive protest indicated; all ranks to participate . The ‘Confederation of Officers of Punjab Foodgrain Agencies” had also staged a protest on November 24,2022, outside “Anaj Bhawan” , Chandigarh against the series of extraneous FIRs lodged by the vigilance bureau, Punjab.
Punjab Foodgrain Agencies are demanding the cancellation of all FIRs in tendering process be cancelled immediately, No new FIR should be lodged, No officer should be nominated in the FIRs, No FIR should be lodged on the basis of mere suspicion, any other complaint received by the VB should be sent to the department, enquiry into wooden carets be done by the departmental officers and if found any discrepancies than it should be investigated by the vigilance bureau.