Suspends 23 employees for unauthorized absence; Action taken against 8 District Officers

Bandipora, July 20: District Development Commissioner (DDC), Bandipora Dr Owais Ahmed on Monday suspended 23 officials for remaining unauthorisedly absent from their legitimate duties while action has also been taken against eight district officers.

Dr Owais made a surprise visit to different government offices located in different blocks of the Mini-Secretariat Bandipora and found 23 officials and eight district officers absent from their legitimate duties without any authorization.

The Deputy Commissioner immediately placed the absent employees under suspension and attached them to Deputy Commissioner’s Office. He also directed to withheld the salary of eight absent district officers and asked them to explain their position within two days failing which action shall be taken against them for remaining unauthorizedly absent.

Dr Owais instructed all the other employees to remain punctual to their offices and warned that no laxity on their part towards their duties will be tolerated.

He said the district administration shall take tough action against absenteeism to ensure smooth functioning of government departments and prompt deliverance of services to the people.