5 officials suspended in Jammu

Jammu: Five officials including a superintendent of an Industrial Training Institute (ITI) were placed under suspension in R S Pura in Jammu district.

Minister of state for technical education Priya Sethi ordered the immediate suspension of the ITI superintendent for unauthorised absence.
Minister of state for technical education Priya Sethi ordered the immediate suspension of the ITI superintendent for unauthorised absence.

During a surprise visit to ITI, R S Pura yesterday, minister of state for technical education Priya Sethi found that superintendent of the institute Vivek Sagar was absent from his duties without availing proper authorisation, an official spokesman said.

He said that the minister ordered the immediate suspension of the officer.

The minister also expressed concern over dilapidated condition of the institute.

In another incident, the deputy commissioner, Jammu, Simrandeep Singh ordered the suspension of four revenue officials for violating the Jammu and Kashmir employees Conduct Rules 1971.

Four revenue officials (Patwaris) identified as Sunny Kumar, Altaf Hussain, Manmohan Singh and Pardeep Singh had not joined their new place of posting despite the orders being issued by the deputy commissioner, the spokesman said.

“As the conduct of these Patwaris tantamount to the violation of Rule 3 of Jammu and Kashmir Employees Conduct Rules, 1971 and general public will suffer due to their non-joining at the respective place of postings. The DC has placed them under suspension with immediate effect and attached them with ADC (Admn) Jammu,” an official spokesman here said.

PTI