Covid-19: Nodal Officer Suspended In Pulwama Over ‘Dereliction Of Duties’

Pulwama, June 15: District Administration on Monday suspended a senior Animal Husbandry Officer Pulwama over alleged dereliction of duties and mismanagement of a COVID care centre situated in the district headquarters.

The officer was designated as the Nodal Officer of the facility and already cautioned against any laxity on his part, a senior officer of the administration said.

“The officer was found absconding and unauthorisedly absent from the district headquarters yesterday during the visit of the District Magistrate when some of the primary contacts lodged in the CCC tested positive for COVID -19,” the officer said, adding, “The delinquent Officer has been attached with immediate effect with the office of ADM Pulwama and FIR has been directed to be lodged u/s 188 IPC and 51 of Disaster Management Act, 2005.” (GNS)

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