Pulwama: The district administration on Thursday initiated proceedings against a senior official for his alleged failure in discharging his duties and obstructing the work of other government employees in this south Kashmir district.
According to an official handout, action has been initiated under section 51(1) of Disaster Management Act 2005 against Principal Degree College Tral, for his failure to perform duties assigned to him and for obstructing the government functionaries in discharging their duties. Moreover, Section 188 IPC has also been invoked in this regard, the handout said.
According to the statement, the Principal violated government orders and did not provide LPG gas heaters, electric heaters, generator Sets, computer Systems for the newly established quarantine facilities.
“Earlier termination notices were issued to two employees of District Tuberculosis Centre who were found absent during District Magistrate’s inspection to the center,’ the handout said.
It added that the District Magistrate has reiterated that any laxity on the part of government functionaries involved in discharging duties related to Covid-19 shall be dealt as per Disaster Management Act 2005 and relevant penal provisions.