Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir government has placed under suspension 36 employees for remaining absent from duty without prior permission.

"To ensure punctuality and regularity in government offices, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Anantnag, G M Dar inspected various offices of Anantnag district on Friday. As many as 36 employees were suspended for remaining unauthorisedly absent from duty," an official spokesman said on Saturday.

He said, of the 36, 12 employees belonged to the Chief Education Office, six to District Programme Office ICDS, four to Assistant Director Handloom office, nine to District Industries Centre, there to Assistant Regional Transport Office and one to District Social Welfare Office.

The concerned drawing and disbursing officers have been asked to chargesheet the suspended employees, the spokesman said.

(Agencies)

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