One deputy executive engineer, 24 assistant executive
engineers and 14 assistant engineers were among those removed
The period of unauthorised absence of these engineers
ranged from 1990 to 2004 till date.
The Panchayat Raj Department initiated disciplinary
proceedings against these 'delinquent officers' under the
provisions of Andhra Pradesh Civil Services (Classification,
Control and Appeal) Rules, 1991 and a Gazette notification too
was published with the charges against them.
The Engineer-in-Chief, Panchayat Raj, appointed the
Superintending Engineer, Panchayat Raj Rural Water Supply
Wing, as the inquiry authority into the delinquent engineers'
The Inquiry Officer, after conducting enquiry as per the
provisions of AP Civil Services (CC&A) Rules, 1991, submitted
his findings holding that the charge framed against each
delinquent officer has been proved, according to Panchayat Raj
Principal Secretary M V P C Sastry.
"The delinquent officers have not turned up for
explanation on the findings of the Inquiry Officer. As such,
it is construed that they have no explanation and no interest
in their jobs and their absence is willful, without prior
permission," Sastry pointed out in a government order issued
After deciding to remove these engineers from service,
the government referred the issue to the AP Public Service
Commission for concurrence.
"The APPSC agreed with the government and given its nod
for the removal of the delinquent engineers with immediate
effect," Sastry said.
Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh government on Tuesday
removed from service as many as 39 engineers of the Panchayat
Raj Department after they were found guilty of 'unauthorised
absence' for many years.
First Published: Tuesday, May 04, 2010, 23:43