JAMMU, FEB 01 -Jammu and Kashmir Power Development Department on Wednesday terminated the services In-charge Assistant Executive Engineer (Electric) in an order issued here.
Pertinently, the Jammu and Kashmir government, in its endeavor to make the administration more efficient, accountable and transparent besides streamlining work culture among the government employees, has been scrutinizing the service records of employees.
An official said that as a part of this process, the Power Development Department examined few cases of employees who have remained un-authorizedly absent for long spells, violating the relevant service laws and also creating a sense of indiscipline in the department, he added.
He said that in one such scrutiny, Bashir Ahmad Shah, In-charge Assistant Executive Engineer of Power Development Department had been continuously absent from his legitimate duties for a long time, without having any sanctioned leave from the competent authority.
The case was viewed seriously in the department and the concerned officer was asked to explain his position. Despite having been given fair chances to submit his statement of defense as provided under service rules, the concerned officer failed to submit his reply satisfactorily.