BMO Beerwah reprimanded for ‘silly order’

BMO Beerwah reprimanded for ‘silly order’
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CMO Budgam directs officials to desist from organising lavish parties

Srinagar: Block Medical Officer (BMO) Beerwah, Dr Bashir Ahmad Khan has been reprimanded by higher-ups for issuing a silly order directing doctors and other employees to pay for organising a farewell party for the outgoing employees including the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Budgam.
CMO Budgam has taken a serious note on Monday of the order issued by Block Medical Officers (BMO) some days ago and asked employees to desist from organising such parties.
According to sources, the BMO was on Monday summoned by the CMO Budgam to his office on the directions of Director General Health Services, Kashmir to pacify the situation arising from the controversial order.
Following the meeting, the CMO issued an order asking officials and employees to desist from organising lavish parties by contributing their money.
“All Subordinate DDOs (Drawing and Disbursing Officers) are directed and advised neither to contribute nor collect money from gazetted as well as non-gazetted and other employees for any lavish party or parties. This circular is applied instant,” the order reads.
Earlier, BMO Beerwah has directed all the doctors and paramedical employees of Block Beerwah in district Budgam to deposit Rs 700 and Rs 500 respectively with a designated employee within a week so that farewell party can be arranged for Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Budgam Dr G M Dar, who is superannuating this month and other retirees.
The order titled ‘Farewell Party’ has been issued through a letterhead clearly mentioning ‘Government of Jammu and Kashmir, Office of Block Medical Officer, Beerwah’.
It also has the title of the BMO and his signature below it which has pointed towards a major violation of his official position.
The order was seen as a violation of official position as it has forced employees including doctors to contribute for the farewell party.