General Administration Department (GAD) on Tuesday issued a circular regarding leaving of headquarters by officers.
According to the circular, “it is enjoined upon all the Administrative Secretaries, Divisional Commissioners, Heads of Departments and Deputy Commissioners not to leave their headquarters without the prior permission/approval of the competent authority. As for travel outside the State, the prior permission/approval of the Chief Secretary is essential for this category of officers,” it said.
The circular further states, “if an officer is required to leave the headquarter in connection with official work outside the State, he/she shall obtain prior permission of the Chief Secretary two days before the scheduled visit, with reasons/justification for such visit. If the officer has to visit any part of the State in connection with official work, intimation in this regard will be made to the office of the competent authority.”
Further, the Administrative Secretaries/ Divisional Commissioners/ Heads of Departments/Deputy Commissioners will submit a tour note of each visit/meeting attended outside the State for the perusal of the competent authority.