Jammu, Aug 24: As many as 1177 officials and employees were found unauthorisedly absent from duties during the surprise inspections conducted by all the Deputy Commissioners in various offices in the 10 districts of Jammu province.
According to official communiqué, the DCs had constituted special teams comprising of ADCs/ACR/SDMs and Tehsildars for random checking.
The press release mentioned that around 41 offices were even found locked during the inspections especially in District Rajouri Kishtwar, Reasi and Samba.
The inspections were conducted after the Divisional Commissioner Jammu had received several complaints from various quarters regarding absenteeism and lack of punctuality in offices for quite some time; upon which this spree of inspections were carried out across the province today.
A total of around 600 government offices were inspected by the constituted teams from 10:30 am to 1 pm today; Deputy Commissioners themselves also inspected many offices.
Show cause notices have been served on these absentee officials and employees. Meanwhile, their drawl of salary for the month of August has been withheld. Further action will be contemplated based on the reply submitted by these erring employees in the coming days.
The Divisional Commissioner Jammu has reiterated the stand of the Government that any kind of indiscipline, lack of punctuality and absenteeism shall not be tolerated.