Staffers wind up strike at Passport Seva Kendras in Ahmedabad after warning of their transfers

Ahmedabad: After a strict order from the national capital that those joining the strike will be served transfer orders on an immediate basis, the staffers who went on strike on Saturday at Ahmedabad’s Vijay Char Rasta and Mithakhali-based passport seva kendras ended their strike and rejoined the work.

However, by the time the staffers ended their Saturday strike call, hundreds of applicants suffered and most of them returned home. The staffers of two sections of Passport Seva Kendras had gone on strike on the previous Saturday. Due to their Saturday strike calls and lethargy in work, a backlog of thousands of applications has piled up. The applicants believe that the Ministry of External Affairs should immediately pay attention and assess the efficiency of these Passport Seva Kendras and take strict actions against lethargic and strike-loving staffers.

The passport officer staffers had earlier decided not to work on Saturdays and not to take any additional work beyond their designated responsibilities starting from Monday, seeking to fill vacant positons, restructuring the cadre, and promotions among other demands.  DeshGujarat