Kupwara, Feb 18,: District administration on Monday placed under suspension 70 employees of different departments in frontier Kupwara district of north Kashmir.
An official statement said: “On the instructions of District Development Commissioner (DDC) Kupwara Khalid Jahangir, Assistant Commissioner Revenue (ACR) Kupwara, Bashir Ahmad conducted a surprise visit of various offices in the District and found 70 employees were absent from their duties without any authorization”.
During the inspections, 20 officials at PHE Division Kupwara, 17 at Irrigation and Flood Control, 12 at Geology and Mining, and 21 at REW, BDO office Kupwara, Handicrafts and Fisheries Department were found unauthorisedly absent and were placed under immediate suspension, the statement said.
Besides, five officials which include Xen REW, BDO Kupwara, AD Handicrafts, District Minerals officer and AD Fisheries have been put under notice, which shall follow the charge sheet for initiating disciplinary action against them, the statement said.
Meanwhile, DC directed all the officials and employees working in the district to ensure punctuality in the offices.