Srinagar: As many as 66 government employees, including four senior officers, were found absent from duty during a surprise inspection of various offices in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir, an official spokesman said on Saturday.
Additional Deputy Commissioner, Kupwara, Abdul Aziz Bhat along with a team of officers paid the surprise inspection to different government offices yesterday and checked the attendance, the spokesman said.
Four District Officers, including Executive Engineer of Public Health Engineering (PHE) and Irrigation, Chief Animal Husbandry Officer and District Sheep Husbandry Officer were found absent from duty, the spokesman said.
In addition, 62 employees were also found unauthorisedly absent from their duties during inspection of offices of Block, PHE, Irrigation, Handicrafts, KVIB, Municipal Committee, Employment, Animal Husbandry and Sheep Husbandry departments in the district.
The departmental heads were directed to initiate action under rules against the absentees while the suspension cases were recommended against the District Officers, the spokesman said.