Resignation Letter Yet to Reach Officials

Published: 27th August 2014 06:43 AM  |   Last Updated: 27th August 2014 06:43 AM   |  A+A-

KAKKANAD: Even one week after Ajith Babu resigned from the post of Development standing committee chairperson of Thrikkakara municipality, the Returning Officer  (RO) is yet to receive the intimation letter

from the Thrikkakara municipality.

According to the election commission guidelines, the concerned authority should record the date and time of the resignation receipt and whether it was received directly or by post. Thereon, he should affix his signature and give an acknowledgement receipt directly or by post to the concerned person.

In this case, the Deputy Collector of Land Acquisition K A Varghese, who is also the RO, should have received the report from the municipal secretary.

““I have not yet received any such letter stating the resignation of Ajith Babu from the post of Development standing committee chairperson.

“I came to know the news through the newspapers. As per the rule, the municipal secretary has to send the details on the same day but no one has done it yet,” Varghese said.

When contacted municipal secretary Saju refuted all allegations and said that the letter had been send to the concerned persons on the same date when Ajith Babu submitted his resignation. “The allegations are really baseless as we have already submitted the letter to the election commission, the District Collector, chief secretary and other concerned officials,” Saju said.

Adding further, he said that the letter has been send via email and in physical format. “A letter in physical format has been sent to the RO as did not have an email id.

“As a response to our letter, we received an acknowledgement from the election commission,” he said.

An A-group councillor, Ajith Babu had resigned in protest against the re-election of Ajith and the alleged bias of the KPCC and its sub-committee in deciding the election-related affairs.

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