REF: CONFDN/GENL/2016 -19
DATED – 10.01.2017
Shri Naendra Modi Ji
Honble Prime Minister
Government of India
New Delhi – 110001
Sub:- Declaration of closed holiday for Pongal on 14th January 2017 for Central Government Employees of Tamilnadu state.
This representation is submitted with the most fervent hope that your good self will be condescend enough to intercede on behalf of lakhs of Central Government employees of Tamilnadu state, so that dosed holiday will be declared on 14th January 2017 for PONGAL FESTIVAL.
PONGAL is the Festival of Tamils and celebrated as the First Harvest of the year. Every war closed holiday is granted to Central Government employees for PONGAL. This year while all other employees induding State Government, Bank, public sector etc. are granted closed holiday, only Central Government employees are denied the holiday.
The Central Government Employees Welfae Coordination Committee of Tamilnadu State, which consists of only certain Heads of Departments, is the authority to decide local closed holiday. This year, the committee deliberately avoided declaring closed holiday for Pongal and made it a restricted holiday, thereby hurting the sentiments of lakhs of Central Government employees, giving an impression that the rich culture of Tamils are compromised.
While strongly condemning the thoughtless action of the authorities, I request your kind intervention in this case, so that closed holiday will be dedared for Pongal on 14th January 2017 in Tamilnadu State for all Central Government employees.
Secretary General Confederation
Copy to: – Shri Jitendra Singh, Hon’ble Minister of State, Ministry of Personnel, Depatment of Personnel & Training, North Block, New Delhi -110001