22 water pumping stations found locked during surprise inspections

Excelsior Correspondent
RAJOURI, Aug 27: Acting promptly on complaints regarding absenteeism of the field staff, special squads comprising of Tehsildars and Naib Tehsildars of 13 Tehsils of District Rajouri, constituted by DDC Rajouri, Mohammad Aijaz Asad, carried out surprise inspections on water pumping stations on the intervening night of August 26 and 27.
A total of number of 63 water pumping stations were inspected out of which 22 were found locked in areas like Jhanger, Dabbar Potha, Kalsian, Badhakanna, Dahni and Nadian.
During inspections, 22 officials of PHE Department belonging to Mechanical Wing were found absent from their duties.
Administration has sought list of officials posted at pumping stations, which were found closed, from Superintending Engineer Hydraulic and concerned ExEns Mechanical Wing, to initiate action against all the erring officials.
It was informed that that these surprise inspections will be carried out regularly to ensure best services and facilities being provided to general public.