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12 state govt staff detained for protesting near Nabanna

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

At least 12 state government officials were detained Thursday when they tried to stage a protest near the state secretariat 'Nabanna' demanding (DA), police said.

"They had gathered in an area which is a high security zone and such assembling is not allowed here. We have detained them," an of said.

The protesters had raised slogans before they were taken off in police vans to

The has ordered that DA is a legally enforceable right of workers. The order has set aside an earlier order by the (SAT) that the DA was payable at the government's discretion because it was a "donation".

The SAT had said DA was discretionary, sending workers organisations to challenge it in the

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, November 29 2018. 21:45 IST
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