Kolkata: In the wake of the 12-hour bandh called by Left parties to protest against the action by Kolkata Police on their party workers, the West Bengal government on Thursday said that no bandh will be observed in the state and all state government offices will remain open and employees staying away except for emergency, will result in a pay cut.
Issuing a statement, the state government said that no casual leave for absence or any leave shall be granted to any employee nor shall there be any exemption on ground of shift allocation.
“All state government offices, including those provided with grants-in-aid by the state government shall remain open and all employees shall report for duty. No casual leave for absence or any leave shall be granted to any employee nor shall there be any exemption on ground of shift allocation,” the state government said.
The order from the state further added that the absence will be treated as ‘dies-non’ and no salary will be admissible unless covered by hospitalisation of employee, bereavement in family, severe illness and absence continuing prior to February 11, employees on child care/maternity/medical leave sanctioned prior to February 11.
The order comes after Left Front Chairman Biman Bose announced a 12-hour West Bengal bandh by the Left and associate parties from 6 AM on Friday to protest against the clash that happened between Left, Congress party workers with Kolkata police during a rally to Nabanna in Kolkata.