Govt Employees in Kashmir Get R-Day Diktat

SRINAGAR — The government on Tuesday ordered its employees to attend main R-Day function in Jammu and Srinagar on January 26 as part of their official duty and warned them for failure. 

The main R-Day functions is scheduled to be held at the University of Jammu where the Governor will take the salute. At Srinagar, the main function will take place at Sher-i-Kashmir Cricket Stadium, Sonawar here. 

“Republic Day is an important national event celebrated on January 26 each year. It is the duty of every government servant to attend the function which commemorates an important turning point in the history of our Nation,” reads a circular issued by government. 

“All the officers and officials of the State Government stationed at Jammu and Srinagar are, therefore, enjoined upon to attend the functions of the Republic Day Celebration, 2019, at the University of Jammu and Sher-i-Kashmir Cricket Stadium, Sonawar, Srinagar respectively, as a part of their official duty,” it said. 

Failure to attend the function will be constructed as dereliction of duty and disobedience of Government instructions, it said. 

“All the Administrative Secretaries, Heads of the Departments, Managing Directors/Chief Executives of the Public Sector Undertakings are requested to ensure that all officers/officials working under their administrative control, and stationed at Srinagar/Jammu, attend the function at their respective places,” the circular said. 

Further, it said, the Managing Director, J&K SRTC Ltd and the Managing Director, J&K Tourism Development Corporation Limited shall ensure that the buses/Canter vehicles of their Corporations deployed for transportation of the employees of moving departments at Jammu report at their allotted Government Colonies, Hotels, Security Zones etc at 8:00 a.m. on January 26 and facilitate to-and-fro movement of the employees for attending the Republic Day function at University of Jammu.

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