Northern CM’s circular curtails officials’ freedom of movement


Many an eyebrow has been raised over an attempt by Northern Chief Minister, C. V. Wigneswaran to restrict public servants’ freedom of movement through a special circular which, he has said, is in keeping with practices adopted in other provinces, various existing procedures and guidelines as well as expert advice received at a two-day seminar in late January this year.

Northern Chief Minister has introduced the new regulations with effect from February 15, 2014.

The circular prevents high ranking civil servants from leaving the Northern Province without his permission.

Chief Secretary of the Northern province, Mrs. Vijayalakshmi Ramesh has moved the Supreme Court against the CM’s circular.

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