Ganderbal, Nov 28: The district administration Ganderbal ordered that the salary of all Agriculture Extension Officers (AEOs) and Agriculture Extension Assistants (AEAs) of sub division, Kangan shall be withheld till the targets under PM Kissan are achieved in full up to 30th November, 2022.
The order, according to an official spokesperson, was issued after the Additional District Development Commissioner, Ganderbal, Mushtaq Ahmad Simnani was directed by the Deputy Commissioner Ganderbal to conduct joint meeting of Agriculture and Revenue Department for better coordination and early completion of work related to PM Kissan in Kangan Subdivision on November 26, 2022 and all concerned were informed well in advance for scheduled meeting.
Subsequently, SDM Kangan, all tehsildars, naib tehsildars, girdawars and patwaries were present but no one from agriculture department participated in the meeting, despite being the main players of the PM Kisan Scheme.
The order further read that Sub Divisional Agriculture Officer Kangan is hereby relieved from the charge and District Agriculture Officer (Extension) Ganderbal shall hold the charge of Sub Divisional Agriculture Officer Kangan till further orders.
Further, Sub Divisional Magistrate, Kangan was directed to enquire into the matter and submit factual report regarding unauthorized absence and poor performance under PM Kissan within seven days positively and also enquire how the salary in favour of Agriculture Officers/Officials of sub-division Kangan has been drawn despite their poor performance.