2 IAS among 80 found absent during a surprise check in Punjab Secretariat
Chandigarh September 29: On the directions of the Punjab Chief Secretary, Sarvesh Kaushal, a team headed by special Secretary Protocol conducted a surprise check in Punjab Civil Secretariat -1 and found as many as 80 officers/ officials absent from office.
According to an official spokesman of the government, Mr. Praveen Thind and Mr. Rahul Tiwari both IAS were found absent amongst 80 officers from their offices located on 6th 7th and 8thfloors of the Civil Secretariat. Total 38 /branches were checked at 9.10 am. 5 officers were absent in Pension policy branch, 4 officials were found absent in branch of local government, 3 officials each were found absent in branches of Home Department, Expenditure department etc.
Strict Departmental Administrative action would be initiated against the officials found absent.