Twelve J&K employees suspended

Srinagar: Twelve government officials were suspended in Kupwara district after being found absent from duty.

Deputy Commissioner Kupwara M S Rather on Thursday made a surprise visit to different government offices and found 12 employees absent from duty, an official spokesman said.

Eleven employees, including an Assistant Executive Engineer of Public Health Engineering Division of Handwara were found absent. An employee of Irrigation and Flood Control Division had also not reported for work, the spokesman said.

The Deputy Commissioner suspended the 11 employees on the spot and a charge sheet was filed against AEE, the spokesman said.

Last week, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir had directed senior officers to form special squads to monitor the attendance in the government offices during the winter months

On Wednesday, 20 government employees of various departments in south Kashmir's Pulwama district were placed under suspension after they were found absent from duty.