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Kishtwar May 17 :Deputy Commissioner, Kishtwar on Thursday ordered withholding of the salary of 78 government officials of the district for remaining absent for the duty.

The order issued by DC reads ,” Whereas on 15/05/2019 as per the directions issued by DC a surprise inspection of various Government Offices/Schools was conducted by Tehsildars /Naib Tehsildars it has come into the reports that various employees have been found to be unauthorisedly absent from duties.”

The order further says that no proper procedure is being followed by the heads of the offices and leave application of maternity, child care et al are being accepted without being on prescribed forms and sanctioned in a very casual manner on written applications without any Official Sanction No/Date.

The DC has also said that employees leave their offices/Schools without any proper relieving from their Head of the Office/Institution and whereabouts of these employees are doubtful for inspecting officers.

While acting tough against the erring employees to curb the menace of absenteeism in the Govt. Institutions, DC Kishtwar withheld the salary of the 78 government employees of different departments and offices of the district.

The concerned district officers have been designated as enquiry officer who shall conduct an in-depth enquiry into the matter.

The Enquiry Officer shall submit the factual report to the office of DC by or before May 25.

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