DEO suspends teacher, disengages DRW for 'MCC violation'

District election officer (DEO) Kishtwar, Angrez Singh Rana on Monday suspended a teacher and disengaged a daily rated worker (DRW) for allegedly violating the Model Code of Conduct (MCC).

The teacher, Rakesh Singh Parihar, posted at Middle School Kandni has been suspended and DRW of Naigadh Supply Lines, Mohammad Bakshi has been disengaged for “gross violation” of MCC, reads an order issued by DEO Kishtwar.

The order said that the government teacher shared his photograph with comment-“Abki Baar Modi Sarkar” (Modi government this time)-on social networking site, Facebook wearing the stole/symbol/poster of BJP.

After the picture went viral, the order said that it (picture of teacher) was forwarded to nodal officer for Model Code of Conduct for enquiry and report. 

“After ascertaining the facts and going through the report submitted by the concerned officer, the teacher, Rakesh Singh Parihar was found violating MCC,” the order said further, adding that, “Followed by this, the DEO Kishtwar suspended him with immediate effect.”

In another incident, the DRW, Mohammad Bakshi, was found involved in the election campaign of Sajjad Ahmed Kichloo, the NC MLC, said the order.

It further said that the complaint about his (DRW’s) involvement in the campaign was forwarded to nodal officer MCC for enquiry and report.  

“After ascertaining the facts, the DRW was found guilty of violating the MCC,” it said.

“Acting tough against the gross violation of MCC, the DEO Kishtwar disengaged Mohammad Bakshi as daily rated worker with immediate effect,” the order issued by DEO Kishtwar reads. 

Meanwhile, the DEO Kishtwar, Angrez Singh Rana has warned all government officers/ officials against indulging in any kind of political activity when MCC is in force.