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ZEO Rajouri suspended over MCC violation

Poonch, May 20: Nodal Officer Model Code of Conduct Rajouri on Monday suspended Zonal Education Officer (ZEO) after a complaint against the later was registered over violation of ongoing Model Code of Conduct in view of Parliamentary elections.

The order of which a copy lies with GNS reads that a complaint against Abdul Rashid Zonal Education Officer Rajouri was received regarding the circulation of a video song via WhatsApp which according to the order contained objectionable material as a Government employee vis-a-vis J&K Civil Services (Classification Control & Appeal) Rules, 1956 and amid the enforcement of Model Code of Conduct due to ongoing Parliament elections.

On verification of the mobile number, it was found that the instant video uploaded/forwarded which urged the people to vote in favour of a particular party while criticising the present government, is used by the ZEO Abdul Rashid, the order reads.

While the facts prove that there has been violation of terms and conditions of both the service rules and of Model Code of Conduct, ZEO Rajouri is placed under immediate suspension and shall remain attached to the office of CEO Rajouri, the order further reads.

Further District Education Planning Officer (DEPO) shall hold the charge of Zonal Education Officer in addition to his own duties.

Pertinent to mention here that the highly anticipated results of the recently concluded elections will be made public on 23rd of May.

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