Declaration of closed holiday for Pongal on 14th January 2017 for Central Government Employees of Tamilnadu state
CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVT. EMPLOYEES & WORKERS
1st Floor, North Avenue P O Building, New Delhi—100 001
DATED – 10.01.2017
Shri Narendra Modi Ji
Hon’ble 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 closed 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 year closed holiday is granted to Central Government employees for PONGAL. This year while all other employees including State Government, Bank, public sector etc. are granted closed holiday, only Central Government employees are denied the holiday.
The Central Government Employees Welfare Coordination Committee of Tamilnadu State, which consists of only certain Heads of Department, 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 declared for Pongal on 14th January 2017 in Tamilnadu State for all Central Government employees.