Kupwara: The administration in border district of Kupwara Saturday placed two government employees under suspension for violating of Model Code of Conduct and indulging in political affairs.
According to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), two government employees were Saturday suspended and two separate inquiries were initiated against the duo for the violation of model code of conduct and taking part in the ongoing political activities across the district.
In this regard an order issued by the deputy commissioner Kupwara said that an employee Ghulam Mohi-ud-Din Sheikh of Zabb Magam Handwara, had filed nominations as the independent candidate and it was rejected because of him being in government services, according to a report submitted by Superintendent of Police, Police District Handwara, to the office of district development commission Kupwara on November 30.
“It has been further reported that the official is still involved in campaigning for election in Magam and Handwara constituency as his son namely Faisal Mohi-ud-Din Sheikh has also submitted nomination for Nutnussa Constituency as independent candidate,” reads the order, a copy of which is with the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO)
In order to ascertain the status of the employee, a report was sought from concerned Chief Medical Officer who in response submitted that the individual is government Employee in Health department and is presently working at Medical Block Zachaldara as Basic Health Worker.
“The involvement of the official in filing of nomination papers and indulging in election campaigning is clear violation of Model Code of Conduct, which deserves punitive action as warranted under law,” the ADC said, adding, “(Ghulam) Mohi-ud-Din Sheikh Basic Health worker presently working at Medical Block Zachaldara is hereby placed under suspension and is attached with Assistant Commissioner Development Kupwara with immediate effect, who shall conduct the enquiry into the matter and furnish a detailed report within 15 days.”
In another order issued by Additional Deputy Commissioner Kupwara, a copy of which lies with news agency KNO regarding the suspending of Microbiologist PHE Sub Division Sogam, Reyaz Ahmad Tantary said that, followed a complaint filed with Governor’s Grievance Cell J&K regarding the official’s participation in Election related rallies and political meetings.
“The participation of the government employee in election rallies is clear violation of Model Code of Conduct which deserves punitive action as warranted under law,” reads the order.
The ADC also attached Tantray with Accounts Officer of deputy commissioner’s office with immediate effect. “The accounts Officer shall conduct the enquiry into the matter and furnish a detailed report within 15 days,” the order added—(KNO)