21 employees found absent, notice issued

Excelsior Correspondent
KISHTWAR, Jan 28: Additional District Development Commissioner (ADDC) Kishtwar Sham Lal today conducted surprise inspections to check punctuality and attendance in various Government offices.
He was accompanied by District Panchayat Officer Kishtwar Sunil Bhutyal besides other officials.
During the inspection at offices of ACD Kishtwar, DPO Kishtwar, Xen REW, CMO Kishtwar, CHO Kishtwar, BDO Kishtwar, Xen PWD Kishtwar, Xen PHE Kishtwar, AEE Sub Division PHE Kishtwar, CEO Kishtwar, ZEO Kishtwar and Deputy Registrar Cooperative Kishtwar, 21 employees were found unauthorisedly absent, while District Drug Control office was found locked.
Acting tough against the defaulting officers and officials, the ADDC Kishtwar Sham Lal has served showcause notice to 21 employees and ordered withholding of the salaries of all the absentee employees.
He has ordered concerned controlling officer to seek the explanation from concerned absentee employee and office within three days so that future action could be initiated against the absentees.
He said that the district administration shall take tough action against absenteeism to ensure smooth functioning of Government departments and prompt deliverance of services to the people.