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HC pulls up Tram chairman

The Calcutta High Court on Tuesday issued a contempt notice against Rajdeo Gawala,the chairman of Calcutta Tramways Company...

The Calcutta High Court on Tuesday issued a contempt notice against Rajdeo Gawala,the chairman of Calcutta Tramways Company (CTC),for not complying with its order in connection with regularising the services of its casual employees.

A Division Bench of Justices S P Talukdar and Aniruddha Bose asked Gawala to appear in court after 10 weeks and explain why contempt proceedings should not be initiated against him.

Nearly 450 casual employees of CTC had filed a petition in the High Court to regularise their services in 2001. After a series of hearings,the court had directed the company in November 2004 to prepare a scheme to absorb the casual employees. Following this the CTC had moved an appeal before a Division Bench. The CTC had pleaded that it already had prepared a scheme to regularise the services of the casual employees.

Subsequently,nearly 300 casual employees filed a fresh petition in 2006 alleging that the CTC had regularised the services of only 150 employees and the remaining were not absorbed by the company. Today the case came up for hearing and the HC issued the contempt notice against the CTC chairman for not following the court’s order.