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3 dozen govt offices found locked during inspection in JK's Rajouri

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

Three dozen offices in and Kashmir's Animal and were found locked with 73 officials absent from duty during a surprise inspection in district, an said today.

The one-hour long inspection of the department was conducted across 10 tehsils under the supervision of commissioners and sub-divisional magistrates involving a team of 90 officials, he said.

During the inspection, 104 centres were inspected, out of which 36 were found locked while 68 were functional. However, out of 213 employees posted at these centres as many as 73 were absent, 10 on leave and 13 on deputation for various assignments, the said.

The inspection was conducted in the backdrop of complaints regarding non-availability of staff for livestock treatment and District officers of both the departments have been served notices for gross negligence, the official said, adding a committee headed by additional has been constituted to initiate stringent action against the absentees.

They said the salaries of the absentee centre heads as well as controlling officers and drawing and disbursing officers have been withheld.

Meanwhile, the officials said three officers who attempted to influence the inspection team have been placed under suspension with an immediate effect.

Deputy Commissioner, Rajouri, Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, said strict action is being taken against the controlling officers who failed to discharge their duties while the absentees have been summoned on April 17 for an enquiry and action under service rules.

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First Published: Wed, April 11 2018. 21:05 IST