Salary of CEO withheld, official suspended

Excelsior Correspondent
RAJOURI, May 3: District Administration Rajouri has ordered to withhold the salary of Chief Education Officer Rajouri and placed under suspension an official of Moughla Education Zone.
Action has been initiated by Deputy Commissioner as the office of CEO failed to furnish the list of officials from Moughla Zone who were deployed on election duty ( Panchayat elections) for one month additional salary.
Matter came to fore when complaints were received by District Election Officer Rajouri in which it was learnt that a large number of Education department officials from Moughla Zone have not been mentioned in the list of officials in whose favour one month additional salary has been sanctioned for performing duties in Panchayat polls.
During inquiry into the matter, it came to notice that office of ZEO Moughla emailed a copy to the office of CEO on 03-01-2019 in which particulars of officials deployed on Panchayat poll duty were forwarded, who did not bother to submit the same in the office of District Election Officer.
On 08-03-2019, office of DEO submitted detailed list of poll duty personnel to the office of Chief Electoral Officer J&K and on 25-04-2019, official communication regarding sanction of one month additional salary was received by the District Election Officer Rajouri.
However, the blatant omission on part of CEO Rajouri and ZEO Moughla has resulted in depriving the genuinely deployed polling personals of zone Moughla from one month additional salary on time along with other officials who were deputed on election duty.
Taking note of all this, DEO, Mohammad Aijaz Asad has ordered to immediately withhold the salary of CEO Rajouri, Mohammad Ashraf Rather while an official of Moughla zone, Pawan Kumar has been placed under suspension.