KL NEWS NETWORK
The Jammu and Kashmir government has warned employees that it would stop their salaries from this month (August) if they do not attend offices, The Hindustan Times reported.
The divisional commissioner in an order on Wednesday directed heads of departments not to pay salaries to those employees who play truant, the reports added.
According to the order, the decision was taken after reviewing the attendance of employees for month of July.
Asking for strict compliance, the divisional commissioner has warned “any deviation from the order will be viewed seriously and recovery would be made from personal account of the erring officer’’.
All government offices have witnessed thin attendance since July 8 after the killing of militant commander Burhan Wani. Authorities had earlier asked all employees to report for duty saying identity cards would be considered as curfew passes.
However, government employees have not been able to comply largely because most transport is off the roads and security forces do not consider identity cards as curfew passes.
The resistance leadership on the other hand have also asked employees except those in essential services like hospitals, not attend offices.