At least 20 officials have been put under suspension in Kulgam district, official sources said.
On the directions of the Deputy Commissioner Kulgam, a team of officers led by the Additional District Development Commissioner, Kulgam, Khwaja Nazir Ahmad made a surprise visit of 14 offices of the District headquarter including the offices of Chief Education Officer, AD Food, Chief Medical Officer, District Industries Complex and other ones.
During the visit, the team found 10 employees unauthorisedly absent from their duties. These officials were immediately put under suspension and the respective officers were directed to chargesheet these employees.
Among the suspended officials include 4 officials of AD Food Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs Department, 3 officials of District Office Pollution Control Board, 2 officials of Chief Education Office and one official of PO DRDA Office.
Meanwhile, as per directions, the Tehsildars also had a surprise visit of different offices of their jurisdiction where they found 10 more officers and officials absent from their duties. These included one each AEE of R&B, Irrigation of DH Pora, Medical Officer and a MMPHW of SDH DH Pora, in charge TSWO DH Pora, Senior Assistant CDPO Office DH Pora, Tehsil Supplies Officer Pahloo and 3 teachers of Govt Middle School Salam Kanin Nagam. These officers/officials were immediately put under suspension.