Pulwama Jan 6 (KINS): The District Magistrate, Pulwama on Wednesday placed Food Safety Officer, Inderjit Singh under suspension over dereliction of duties and unauthorised absence from headquarters.
In view of inclement weather and to ensure prompt disaster mitigation measures the district administration had already issued orders under Sec 34 of Disaster Management Act directing all officers to remain present in their respective jurisdictions.
Meanwhile, it is pertinent to mention that Divisional Administration, Kashmir has also directed that Tehsildars, SHOs, TSOs , FSOs , officials of legal metrology shall regularly conduct market checking during this period so that any kind of hoarding and overcharging of essential commodities and items of daily needs is prevented.
The said FSO was found absconding from the district and has been accordingly placed under suspension and attached with Additional Deputy Commissioner’s office.
Meanwhile the District Magistrate has instructed all magistrates of the district to immediately seal any such office dealing with essential services which is found non functional and staff found absconding during this period of harsh weather. (KINS)