Eight Government employees, including an officer, were suspended for remaining absent from duty in south Kashmir district of Shopian on Monday.
An official spokesperson said that Additional Deputy Commissioner, Shopian Shabir Ahmad today paid a surprise visit of various Government offices in the district.
He said during the inspection, eight officials, including District Sericulture Officer Ashraf Ali Banday, were found to be unauthorizedly absent from their duties.
Taking stern action, he said the ADC ordered for the disciplinary action against the absentees.
On the occasion, the ADC said that the drive will be held on a routine basis so that the punctuality of Government employees is ensured.
He also said that district administration is committed to ensuring accountability of Government functionaries so that people do not suffer due to the paucity of any Government service.