Saturday, September 23, 2023

Three RDD contractual employees terminated from services on charges of ‘corruption’

Kupwara: Authorities in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Wednesday terminated three contractual Technical Assistants of Rural Development Department (RDD) after their alleged involvement in corruption.

Addressing a press conference, District Magistrate Kupwara, Imam Din as per news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), said that an inquiry was properly established at block Sogam after a complaint related to corruption was registered.

“The committee formed to investigate the corruption allegations recommended their termination from the contractual services after the trio were found involved,” he said.

He identified them as Waqar Ahmad Wani, Abdul Rouf Mir, and Jameel Ahmad Khan. “The three technical assistants were terminated from the contractual services based on a report filed by the committee,” he said.

An Executive Engineer and Assistant Executive Engineer (AEE) were also suspended.

The DM said that the name of an operator has also surfaced in the charges and “we have asked the concerned officials to communicate his name for further course of action who, however, is believed to have resigned from the post already.”

He said this order is a caution for all other government officials—(KNO)

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