Jammu, Nov 9: Gates of the civil secretariat in Jammu were closed for 60 employees, some of them senior officers and bureaucrats, who arrived late for their duties on Thursday.
The officials of the General Administration Department marked the names of 60 officials who arrived after 9.45 AM, the rescheduled office timing in the secretariat. Earlier the government fixed 9.30 AM as the official timing after secretariat opened in winter capital Jammu three days back. Relaxation of 15 minutes has been given to compensate for traffic jams and non-availability of transport.
Principal secretary GAD Khursheed Ganaie told Greater Kashmir the names of the late comers have been conveyed to their respective departments and also to the chief minister's office.
"This time there will be no disciplinary action against the late comers but in future there would be no relaxation," a GAD official said.
Of the total 1700 employees in the civil secretariat, 400 employees are on special casual leave and they are expected to join their duties on Monday.
Kursheed Ganaie said on the first day of Civil Secretariat after Darbar Move the chief minister and chief secretary at a meeting had made emphasized on punctuality in government offices on priority basis. "All the departmental secretaries, both Divisional Commissioners and all deputy commissioners have been asked to implement the work culture at district and block levels," he said.