The two-day nationwide strike called by trade unions against the alleged repressive labour policies by the Narendra Modi government partially affected normal life in Jharkhand with most banks remaining closed across the state.
He, however, said that the State Bank of India functioned normally despite supporting the unions.
Meanwhile educational institutions, offices and vehicular traffic functioned normally across the state.
There was no impact of the strike in the Central Coalfields Ltd (CCL) headquarters in Ranchi with staff reporting for duty on time, a senior CCL official said.
A K Jha, the Rashtriya Mazdoor Colliery Sangh (RCMS) general secretary-cum-convener of the joint front of the central trade unions (INTUC, CITU, AICTU, HMS) said that due to the strike coal dispatch was affected as only 25-30 per cent cent of the miners marked attendance but did not work.
There was no law and order problem reported from anywhere in the state, police sources said.
In Jamshedpur, business establishments and educational institutions functioned normally, but banks were closed. The Income Tax Employees Union under the banner of Central Government Employees Federation staged sit-in near Income Tax office at Bistupur in the steel city.
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