Bhopal, Dec 26 - Expressing dissent over the transfer of land belonging to cattle breeding centres to the Madhya Pradesh State Livestock and Poultry Development Corporation, the state’s Animal Husbandry Department officials today went on leave en masse.
Meanwhile, the state government has taken strong note of the agitation and initiated disciplinary action against nine officials.
Animal Husbandry Department’s Adhikari-Karmchari Sanyukta Morcha’s office-bearer RP Upadhyay said all the employees in 4,000 dispensaries, 700 hospitals, 50 district offices, 10 divisional offices and the directorate went to leave en masse.
“Employees are demanding that the Corporation’s Managing Director BHS Bhadoria be removed and a probe be ordered into Rs 100 crore sent by the Centre. The opposition would continue until our demands are met. All the employees would go on indefinite strike from December 30,” he said.
Meanwhile, official statement issued here described the agitation as inappropriate as the transfer of land does not entail loss to any section.
Directives have been issued to divisional commissioners, district collectors, the department’s directors and other officials concerned to take action against employees taking part in the agitation.