KISHTWAR, Apr 20: The salaries of 616 Government employees have been stopped by District Development Commissioner (DDC) Kishtwar, Angrez Singh Rana, as they have failed to construct toilet in their houses.
On receipt of specific report submitted by ACD Kishtwar Anil Kumar Chandail, regarding non availability of toilets in the houses of 616 Government employee of block Padder who are residents of Panchayat Sohal, Atholi, Machail, Ishtyari, Jar, Tiyari, Gulabgarh, Affani, Pallali, Massu, Kundal, Ligri and Tun from several departments including JKP, Education, Forest, PHE,NHPC, Army, Salesman, Revenue, PDD, Health, Anganwari, ICDS,VDC members and R&B, the DDC has taken the strong note of the matter as the Government employees and their families are defecating in open which is very shameful and depicts the Government in bad picture as the message going out obviously is wrong.
Forget about others, the Government cannot bring the sense of cleanliness and hygiene even in its employees”, the order reads.
“Being a Government employee our behaviors and way of living should serve as guidelines and example in the society for others to follow”, the order reads further.
Keeping in view the mission targets and taking the serious note on the apathetic approach on behalf of some Government officials, the District Officers of all those officials whose employees are yet to construct toilets shall stop their salaries.
Meanwhile, the concerned Government employees are further warned that if they don’t get the toilets constructed at their houses within 15 days and do away with practice of open defecation, a more strict and stern action will be initiated against them.