Govt orders mandatory presence of officers above under secretary-rank at I-day functions in Srinagar, Jammu

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The government on Thursday asked all the officers above the rank of Under Secretaries in the J&K stationed at Srinagar and Jammu to attend the main I-day functions at the Sher-i-Kashmir Cricket Stadium Sonawar and Parade Ground, Jammu respectively as part of their official duty.

“Independence Day is an important national event celebrated on 15 August each year. It is the duty of every government servant to attend the function which commemorates an important turning point in the history of our Nation,” reads a circular issued by the government, reported news agency GNS.

“All the officers above the rank of Under Secretaries in the Union territory stationed at Srinagar and Jammu are therefore enjoined upon to attend the main function of the Independence Day Celebration, 2020 at the Sher-i-Kashmir Cricket Stadium, Sonawar, Srinagar and parade Ground, Jammu respectively, as part of their official duty,” it said.

“Any absence will be with prior permission of their immediate superior. All the Administrative Secretaries, Heads of the Departments, Managing Directors/Chief Executives of the Public Sector Undertakings are requested to ensure that all officers/officials working under their administrative control, and stationed at Srinagar/Jammu, attend the function at their respective places”

The Managing Director, J&K Road Transport Corporation Limited and the Managing Director, J&K Tourism Development Corporation Limited have been asked to ensure that the buses or canter vehicles of their Corporations are deployed for transportation of the employees.