Tourism department employees stage protest
Tension prevailed as the employees of the Puducherry tourism department locked up the main gate of their office and prevented senior officials from entering their office.
The agitation was to protest against the alleged 'misappropriation 'of their funds to the tune of Rs 20 lakhs.
Employees who struck work alleged that the senior officials failed to remit the instalments collected from the employees to the society and misappropriated the funds. The employees refused to accept the peace talks held by manager Santhakumar and wanted the director to hold the talk.
Later, tourism director, K K Singh, held talks with them and informed them that due to financial crisis the instalments could not be remitted to the society and it would be remitted this month following which the employees called off their stir.
(Posted on 22-05-2014)