SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir Lakes and Waterways Development Authority (JK-LAWDA) on Wednesday suspended its four officials for non-reporting of illegal constructions in their respective areas and has ordered an enquiry into the matter.
The enquiry officer has been asked to submit the factual report within a period of 15-days.
According to an Order No. 61-LDA of 2021 dated 09.06.2021, pending enquiry regarding illegal construction coming up in the areas including Saidakadal, Ashaibagh and northern Foreshore Road (Lashkari Mohalla), LAWDA has ordered suspension of four employees for dereliction of duties who failed to report illegal constructions going on to their higher officials in their respective jurisdictions.
The suspended employees have been attached with head office J&K LDA and an enquiry to furnish the factual report in this regard within 15-days has also been ordered.
The VC LAWDA, Dr. Bashir Ahmad Bhat emphasised upon field staff to ensure zero tolerance on part of illegal constructions. The Enforcement officer has been asked to keep a strong vigil over the area so that illegal constructions should not come up.
The VC urged the field staff to take strong cognisance of violations and report it to higher officials instantly and also initiate action then and there. Besides, the violators will be dealt strictly as per law.
He also reiterated his appeal to the people living in the jurisdiction of Dal and Nigeen Lakes to refrain from indulging in illegal construction and any sort of encroachment.
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