Chandigarh: Cracking the whip on its employees staying away from work unauthorisedly, Punjab government on Friday issued directions to all departments to initiate dismissal or removal proceedings against such workers.

An official spokesman said all government departments have been directed to give such staff a three-day notice to resume their duties, failing which they would be treated as absent and dismissal/removal process initiated under Punjab Civil Services (Punishment and Appeal) Rules, 1970.

He said that any such officer/official should not be allowed to rejoin without the pre-approval of competent authority and the concerned administrative department should discuss the issue with finance department under Punjab Civil Service Rules.

Besides, departmental action should be taken against those officers/officials, who during their study leave do business/work or get financial benefits in violation of Rule 15 of Government Employees' (Conduct) Rules, 1966.

The spokesman said that in case of non-compliance of these instructions, departmental proceedings should also be initiated against concerned officers/officials.


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