People's Democracy

(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)


No. 14

April 08, 2007

Md Amin To Take Over As CITU General Secretary



The CITU secretariat issued the following statement on April 3, 2007: 


THE CITU secretariat, which met in New Delhi on April 3, paid homage to the memory of late Comrade Chittabrata Majumdar and observed two minutes silence. 


The meeting decided that Md Amin, vice-president of CITU, would take over as the new general secretary of CITU in place of late Comrade Chittabrata Majumdar. The CITU general council will formalise his election, at a meeting to be held in Kolkata on May 27-30, 2007. Md Amin would from now on function as the acting general secretary of CITU.


Md Amin, aged 78 years, is a veteran leader of the trade union movement in India. He started his life as a jute mill worker in West Bengal and got initiated into trade union struggles right from the shop floor. He was associated with the CITU since its foundation in 1970 and held various responsibilities both in West Bengal and at national level. He was elected, as the secretary of CITU in 1987 and later became a vice president in the recently concluded 12th conference of CITU. He is associated with several industry-wise federations in jute, transport etc. He had been a member of Rajya Sabha. Md Amin also served as transport minister in the first Left Front government of West Bengal and as labour minister in the sixth Left Front government. During these long years he had been playing a crucial role in leading the working class movement in the country.