184 Anganwari centres, 4 health institutions found locked in Poonch

Poonch, Publish Date: Apr 23 2018 12:43AM | Updated Date: Apr 23 2018 12:43AM
184 Anganwari centres, 4 health institutions found locked in Poonch

More than 180 Anganwari centres, four health institutions and a district library were found locked during a day-long inspection of various government offices in Poonch district and appropriate action has been initiated against the erring officers, the local administration said on Sunday. 

The inspection was carried out by attendance monitoring squads, which were recently constituted by the District Development Commissioner Mohammad Aijaz Asad, to ensure punctuality and regularity in government offices in the border district. 

An official said that action under rules was initiated against the concerned officials for dereliction of duty.  As many as 845 Anganwari centres were checked, during which 184 centres were found locked. 

 “Explanations have been sought from the district programme officer, Integrated Child Development Services, and child development project officers concerned forlack of proper monitoring,” the local administration said. 

In another exercise by the squad in Haveli and Mandi Tehsils, two public health centres (PHC) and two sub centres were found locked. These include health centres at Qasba and Arai and sub centres at Islamabad and Dunugam. “The entire staff at these four health institutions was placed under suspension,” the administration said.

Giving more details, the official said a medical officer at PHC Chandak was found marked on casual leave. However, the concerned Block Medical Officer denied having granted any leave and accordingly Chief Medical Officer Poonch initiated disciplinary action against the erring officer.

During another surprise visit, the district library at Poonch was also found locked and both the in-charge librarian and junior librarian were suspended, the official said. 

The Poonch administration has taken a major initiative to ensure punctuality in government offices for an effective public service delivery. Absenteeism is being dealt with under rules governing service matters, the administration said.



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