Baramulla: Fifteen government employees of different departments were suspended by the authorities on Friday for remaining absent from duties.
Officials said that Sub District Magistrate (SDM) Pattan, Hamida Akhtar visited different government offices in the area and suspended at least 9 employees who were found absent from their duties.
While eight employees from Municipal Committee were found absent, one belonged to handicrafts department.
The SDM also found the office of Cooperative Society completely locked.
Akhtar said that action will be taken against the Cooperative Society employees under law.
Meanwhile the Executive Officer, Municipal Committee Langate, Nazir Ahmad, suspended six of his employees who have been absent from their duties from the past one week in district Kupwara.