Jun 23, 2024

Jammu: Several ‘absent’ employees suspended, Dozens others issued show cause notices

In a significant move against errant government employees who remain absent during office hours, Deputy Commissioner Poonch Inderjeet on Wednesday suspended 14 employees found absent without authorization from their legitimate duties.

Moreover, show cause notices have been issued to 21 employees including some gazetted officers of Jal Shakti, PMGSY, floriculture departments.

Working on the complaints received from common citizens, PRIs and various other quarters , Deputy commissioner poonch formed a committee of officers headed by additional deputy commissioner poonch Tahir Mustafa Malik(JKAS) to conduct surprise inspections across all the government offices in a phased manner.

ADC poonch with his team inspected several offices including Jal Shakti, PMGSY etc and found several employees out of office during office hours. Notably, those absent neither have sanctioned leave in their favour nor have maintained any movement register for field visits. Moreover some HODs holding important offices are unaware of whereabouts of their immediate staff as well as field staff. Further some HODs are themselves found absent during office hours.

ADC poonch recommend stringent action against employees of these offices including HODs. Acting on the recommendations of committee, deputy commissioner poonch suspended more then dozen employees and issued show cause notices wherein HODs are directed to clear their positions within a weeks time.

“Strict disciplinary action will be initiated against such erring employee as per conduct rules on not receiving satisfactory explanations”, he added.

Deputy commissioner further directed all the controlling officers to move towards a professional work culture and maintain the sanctity of government offices for which employees are paid handsomely.

There will be zero tolerance towards poor and unprofessional work culture. General public need not to suffer because of such erring employees.

Deputy commissioner office will keep a track of all government offices working in all tehsils and such surprise inspections will be a regular phenomenon throughout the year and will be conducted in various phases covering all the government offices across the districts.


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