Woman technician terminated over WhatsApp status 'celebrating' Pak's T20 match win over India

"No employee of this institution shall be allowed to be disloyal to the nation," Principal GMC Rajouri said.
Woman technician terminated over WhatsApp status 'celebrating' Pak's T20 match win over India
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Srinagar, Oct 28: Principal Government Medical College Rajouri on Thursday terminated the services of an Operation Theatre technician over a Whatsapp status allegedly 'celebrating' Pakistan cricket team’s win over Indian team in Sunday’s World Cup T20 match, news agency GNS reported.

The report quoted an order to this effect by the Principal saying the matter was brought to notice by Dysp headquarters Rajouri as well as through media platforms.

As per the order, Safiya Majeed working as OT at GMC & AH Rajouri was seen posting a whatsApp status "showing celebration of defeat of Indian Cricket Team against Pakistan in T-20 World Cup 2021, the activity which seems to be disloyalty towards nation".

"No employee of this institution shall be allowed to be disloyal to the nation, " it added.

“As reported by HOD Gynae and Obst., the said engagee (Safiya) proceeded on casual leave for five days w.e.f 21-10-2021 and also failed to join her duties on expiry of said leave,” the order reads, adding, “no prior notice is required to be given to such employee for gross indiscipline in her duties.”

Subsequently, the Principal GMC ordered that the services of Safiya Majeed engaged on Academic Arrangement Basis under SRO-24 (now read as S.O 364 dated 27-11 2020) are terminated with immediate effect.

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