Taking cue from the Mathur village panchayat in Palakkad district, which banned use of colonial honorifics like ‘sir’ and ‘madam’ in its workplace premises, Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) president Ok Sudhakaran on Sunday stated the Congress could be implementing the identical in all of the panchayats being dominated by the get together. The announcement was made by KPCC president and Member of Parliament Ok Sudhakaran in a press launch.
Sudhakaran stated Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan ought to take needed steps to keep away from the usage of ‘sir’ and ‘madam’ in all authorities places of work and the police in Kerala.
He stated that the DCC presidents of the 14 districts have been instructed to steer the efforts to result in this modification within the state.
The transfer by the UDF-led Mathur Panchayat was a mannequin for the entire nation at a time when democracy and civil liberties have been being uncared for by the central and state governments and the police have been questioning the dignity of the widespread man each day, he stated within the launch. He stated use of ‘sir’ and ‘madam’ have been remnants of the British colonial rule and have been subsequently, undemocratic.