District Development Commissioner, Doda Bhawani Rakwal today issued suspension orders of 18 officers and officials of different departments in the district as they were found absent from their legitimate duties without the prior approval/sanctioned leave from appropriate authority.
The action has been taken after carrying out inspections of various offices in the whole district, on the directions regarding punctuality in government offices and making biometric attendance system compulsorily for all the employees working in the state.
Meanwhile, the DDC has ordered an enquiry into the matter and has directed the concerned DDOs to keep the salaries of the aforementioned officials on hold with immediate effect till further orders. He said that the absenteeism culture would be dealt with iron fist.
The DDC further issued directions to all the offices to install biometric attendance system by the end of this month, failing which the salaries of the employees without biometrics shall be kept on hold. He also warned the late comers and habitual offenders to be in office in time otherwise action would be taken against them.