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THREE COOPERATIVE BANKS MOVE TO HIGH COURT AGAINST 75% STAFF GOING ON POLL DUTY

Three co-operative sector banks from Thane have moved Bombay High Court against the requisition of staff for election duty. The government is entitled to draw employees from the co-operative sector banks for election work. However, three Thane banks who have moved to High Court the petitioner banks have complained that as many as 75% of their staff is being requisitioned for the upcoming elections making it difficult for the banks to function. Thane District Central Cooperative Bank Ltd has 75% of its staff requisitioned for the polling duties. Similarly, Dombivili Nagri Sahkari Bank and Kalyan Janata Sahkari Bank would be losing much of their staff to polling duty for three days. The banks’ functioning would come to a standstill, their lawyers said. The banks are ready to make about 30% of their staffs available for the polling duty. The bench of justices has asked the bank officials to sit with the deputy collector and talk the matter out. The high court, however, said that normal work can not come to a total halt on account of the elections. The hearing has been adjourned till Thursday. In Mumbai with Vrushali Chitre, Nilofar Shaikh for NMTV News.

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