Rajouri, Oct 7: As many as 35 absent officials of various government departments were today placed under suspension in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kasmir.
District Development Commissioner Rajouri, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary today issued directions for placing 35 officials under suspension and deduction of their respective one-day salary as well as departmental action after these officials were found unauthorizedly absent from their duties during a surprise inspection.
Administrative teams conducted simultaneous inspections in 13 Government offices and institutions operating in the district to check attendance and punctuality.
The inspection teams found 35 officials on unauthorized absence from their duties which included four officials in CMO office, three in Deputy CMO office, two in PHE Sub-Division, two in Veterinary Hospital, four in Sericulture Development Office, two in PHE Lab, five in Exen EM&RE office, one in Boys HSS Rajouri and 13 in the office of Project Officer IWMP.
During the inspections, entire staff of Project Officer DUDA was found absent except one orderly, for which separate enquiry is being conducted.
Leave registers and attendance registers were also seized from all offices and service books of the absentees have also been requisitioned from DDOs.
Directions have been issued to District Treasury for withholding salary of officers /officials till completion of departmental enquiry and subsequent necessary action.
Apart from officials found absent from duty some other officials were shown in records as deputed on duty which is being examined and verified.