Comrade S. Pancharatnam is no more

CITU expresses its deepest condolences on the demise of Com. S. Pancharatnam, former Working Committee Member of CITU and the State Office Bearer of Tamil Nadu CITU for quite long time. He was 82 years old. Since early 1970s, he had been associated with CITU in Tamil Nadu as an employee in the Tamil Nadu Electricity Board and later as a leader of COTEE, the largest electricity employees Union affiliated to CITU in Tamil Nadu. He played a leading role as the General Secretary of COTEE in the protracted heroic struggle of contract labour in the state electricity utility and winning a case in the Supreme Court which paved the way to regularize more than 25,000 contract workers who were languishing for pittance in the Tamil Nadu Electricity Board for more than a decade.

CITU dips its banner in respect to Com. Pancharatnam and conveys its grief to the bereaved family members and our Comrades.

Long Live Comrade S. Pancharatnam!

Tapan Sen
General Secretary

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