11 Govt offices found locked, 242 employees absent in Kishtwar



Jammu: As many as 242 Government employees were found absent and 11 offices were found locked during a surprise inspection of various departments in Kishtwar district, an official spokesperson said.
Deputy Commissioner, Kishtwar, Ashok Sharma constituted various teams at tehsil and sub-division level to conduct surprise inspections for checking attendance in offices, he said. During inspections, 242 employees were found absent, while 11 offices were found locked, the spokesperson said.
The DC ordered withholding salaries of all absentee employees. He also ordered the concerned controlling officers to seek an explanation from the errant employees for their absence within a week, so that further action could be initiated against them.
Sharma said similar drives would be conducted frequently in the district to ensure punctuality and enforce transparency in Government offices.