Open Letter to a Minister
August 30, 2012 at 10:20 am #67838
I want to publish an open letter to Education Minister and Chief Minister of West Bengal in a daily news paper. Can any body tell me what is the procedure.August 30, 2012 at 1:51 pm #73856
If you are not a Government employee you are free to post whatever you like, addressed to the Editor for publication. They will edit it and they may publish.It is their discretionary power. However, if you are the government employee or employee of even a government aided organisation, it will be a mis-adveture and hence a misconduct.Departmental proceeding would be drawn against you which may result in your punishment inclusive of dismissal from the job.August 30, 2012 at 7:01 pm #73867
No common man can write an “open letter”. Open letters are columns of editor or any other writer of a publication.August 31, 2012 at 10:50 am #73872
I am not a govt. employee. But the problem is related to my wife, who is a School Teacher. Can I publish the Open Letter to Minister?August 31, 2012 at 4:36 pm #73885
If the news paper agrees according to the policy of the organisation, you can. But whom would you write and who will understand your pain? Unfortunately we have 90% matric fail graduate ministers. Unnecessarily your wife will be penalized. If it is a service matter take it before court and before that with appropriate authority to exhaust the departmental channels. Do not be mis- adveturous with respect to your wife.August 31, 2012 at 7:16 pm #73895
Govt employees can write an open letter. If i am not mistaken in several issues of “sangrami hatiyar” (published by co-ordination committee) open letters were published to draw the attention of the govt. Open letters contains general issues and not service related problems of an individual. I think you better think for any other solution in your instance.September 14, 2012 at 2:33 pm #74137
As per I can have the idea about the open letter to be published in some media,it is possible without hindering /affecting any core interest of the running system.viz you can’t say anything against constitution.you can not disclose anything regarding the confidential matter belonging your service/department/matter of govt security&interest.
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