Ref: Confdn/Genl/2016-19 Dated – 15.03.2018
Shri Suresh Prabhu
Hon’ble Minister for Commerce and Industry
New Delhi – 110 107
Sub: - Stop Proposed move to close down/restructure salt Commissioner’s organistion – reg.
It is reported that Ministry of Commerce and Industry has initiated action to close down various offices/restructure office’s under Salt Department based on the recommendations of Expenditure Reforms Committee and National Productivity Council (NPC). The Kolkata region has been ordered to be closed with immediate effect and the Staff attached to Kolkata office are shifted to Humma Circle office in Odisha State which is 575 Kilometers away from Kolkata.
In view of the Govt. decision to close the organisation, the Department is not allowed to fill up post including promotional posts. Promotion to various cadres for the past three years is held up and the staff are very much frustrated. Uncertainty is looming large over their head, almost all of them above 50 years of age. They have settled in their respective place of posting and facing their crucial family commitments such as education and marriage of their children etc. with great difficulties. The decision to close down the organisation has very much affected their morale and all are worried about their future.
In view of the above, I request your immediate intervention so that the decision to close down/re-organise the salt Department will be reviewed and dropped. It is further requested that the issues relating to the staff may be discussed with the staff side before taking any decision affecting the staff.
Awaiting favourable action.
& Member, Standing Committee
National Council JCM
Copy to: -The Secretary, Department of Commerce & Industry, Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi – 110 107 – formation immediate intervention