Shopian MC officer placed under suspension

Deputy Commissioner Shopian on Thursday suspended Executive Officer, Municipal Committee, Shopian for “dereliction” of duty.

An official said a joint team of judiciary and district administration Shopian on directions of High Court visited many areas of the town to take stock of various facilities there.

“During inspection many toilet blocks were found locked despite repeated instructions by the Deputy Commissioner to keep them functional during various review meetings,” said the official.

He said the Executive Officer was immediately placed under suspension for not performing his duty efficiently and an enquiry was initiated against him.

On Wednesday, Greater Kashmir had published a report about shortage and non-functioning of public toilets in the area. The report had highlighted problems faced by women owing to lack of separate toilets for them in the area.