December 26, 2008

West Bengal CM, rules out possibility of retrenchment of govt. employees owing to worldwide recession

KOLKATA,Dec 26,2008: The West Bengal Chief Minister Mr. Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee has ruled out the possibility of retrenchment of government employees in the wake of ongoing worldwide recession. Addressing a public rally organised by the co-ordination committee of the government employees at Jalpaiguri district yesterday Mr. Bhattacharjee clarified that the government will not take any step to downsize its staff strength to deal with the situation. Meanwhile, the Chairman of the empowered committee, State Finance Minister Dr Ashim Das Gupta said in Kolkata that the committee has urged the centre to allocate additional 20,000 crore rupees to the States to tackle the recessionary situation.

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