Badal’s surprise check finds 14 officers absent


BADAChandigarh, June 30: At least fourteen senior officers were found absent throughout a surprise check by Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Mon morning at the state’s mini-secretariat here.

Badal, 86, landed at the mini-secretariat complicated in Sector nine here simply when nine a.m. As he went round the floors wherever senior officers sit, he found a minimum of fourteen of them had not reached their offices on time.

A interpreter of the Chief Minister’s workplace aforesaid the move was aimed toward making certain timing and discipline in government offices and to make sure that grievances of the folk were addressed .

The officers who weren’t found gift in their offices enclosed Principal Secretary (Defence Services) S.R. Ladhar, Principal Secretary (Housing and concrete Development) A. Venu Prasad, Principal Secretary (Surplus Pool) Dharamvir and Principal Secretary (Jails and General Administration) Sanjay Kumar.

Secretary (Transport) Anurag Aggarwal, Secretary (Freedom Fighters) V.K. Janjua, Secretary (Finance) J.M. Balamurgam, Special Secretary (PWD) H.S. Kandhola, Special Secretary (Transport) Amarpal Singh, Special Secretary (Higher Education) Chander Gaind, Special Secretary (Civil Aviation) A.P.S. Virk, Secretary (School Education) Rahul Bhandari, extra Secretary (Health and Family Welfare) Avtar Chand Sharma and OSD (Litigation) R.L. Mehta were also found absent.

The Punjab government has not nevertheless planned any action against the absent officers.

However, variety of alternative senior workplacers were found present in their offices once Badal visited the office complex. 2 officers, who were to superannuate Mon, were additionally present in their offices at the proper time on the last operating day of their government careers. Badal complimented them for this.

The chief minister also interacted with the officers present in their offices, to grasp their issues and hardships coming back in means of discharging their duties.

The chief minister also checked the civil clinic at the mini-secretariat and located all the doctors and paramedics present. a few junior staff and the entire employees of the National informatics Centre (NIC) were absent.

Badal had recently directed officers to make sure their presence in offices throughout official operating hours. He had also obligatory a ban on workplacers in districts performing from their camp offices at their official residences rather than attending regular office.