Tehsildar Kralpora suspended for ‘degrading’ senior officer in WhatsApp group

Kupwara: A Tehsildar rank officer posted in Kralpora, Kupwara was on Monday suspended for “degrading a senior officer” and using “unparliamentary language” against him on official WhatsApp group.

An inquiry has also been ordered against him.

As per an order issued by the Deputy Commissioner Kupwara, the tehsildar had uploaded a post in an official group of district administration “which amounts to serious misconduct and is unbecoming of a public servant”.

“It obtains that the post uploaded on the official group of District Administration by Tehsildar Kralpora degrading a senior officer and use of unparliamentary language amounts to serious misconduct and is unbecoming of a public servant,” the order reads.

“Such negligent act in the current time of crisis management amidst a notified disaster, details a series of efforts put forth by team of district administration, besides impeding public service delivery adversely, and warrants disciplinary action immediately,” it added.

It further said that Tehsildar’s have been assigned specific responsibilities to ensure compliance of the directions on field in wake of lockdown owing to coronavirus pandemic.

“Tehsildars being the magistrates in their respective jurisdictions have important responsibilities of law and order management during lockdown, supervising work of surveillance teams, ensuring supply of essential commodities to the general public and coordinating with their counterparts to ensure effective crisis management in the current scenario,” it said.

“In view of the above, Tariq Ahmed Bhat, Tehsildar Kralpora is under suspicion with immediate effect and attached with Assistant Commissioner Revenue Kupwara who shall conduct an enquiry and furnish his report to this office,” the order reads. “Tehsildar Tarthpora is assigned the charge of Tehsildar Kralpora in addition to his own duties till further orders.”

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