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Rajouri: EO suspended, BDO attached, salary of 30 officials withheld

Rajouri: EO suspended, BDO attached, salary of 30 officials withheld
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RAJOURI, JULY 20: District Development Commissioner Mohammad Aijaz Asad today ordered suspension of an Executive Officer, attachment of a Block Development Officer and withheld salaries of 30 officials of health department, even as he sought explanation from CMO, BMO Nowshera, Sunderbani, Darhal, Kalakote and Manjakote for their failure to enforce discipline and punctuality of officials in health institutions under their control.

The Executive Officer Municipality Sunderbani was suspended for remaining absent in a meeting chaired by DDC to review the arrangements for Budha Amarnath Yatra.

The action against the officer was taken for leaving the station, despite explicit directions from district administration against leaving the station without prior permission.

The DDC also ordered attachment of BDO Darhal in view of complaints of delay in MGNREGA payments against him during a public meeting on July 19, 2018.

Pertinently, the said Block Development Officer also skipped the meeting during review of achievements of RDD by the DDC.

The salary of 30 health department officials posted at PHCs and health sub-centres which were found locked during surprise inspections by a team on July 10, 2018 and July 18, 2018 were also withheld to discourage absenteeism among the employees.

 Earlier, Additional Deputy Commissioner was appointed as inquiry officer and explanation sought from all these employees.

Meanwhile, instructions were issued to the controlling officers/DDOs to regularly monitor attendance in their own and subordinate offices especially in remote areas to ensure effective delivery of essential services.

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