Minister suspends metrology dept official

  • Updated: May 28, 2016 09:58 IST

The Delhi government on Friday suspended a junior metrological officer after food and supplies minister, Imran Hussain, found irregularities in the zonal office of weights and measures department of the North West district.

T he minister, who conducted a surprise inspection of North West District Zonal Office of Weight and Measures Department at Wazirpur Industrial Area, also issued show-cause notice to the zonal officer.

“During the inspection, a number of irregularities were noticed. The Laboratory of the district office was found closed even on the Lab Day when it was meant to be open for calibrating the instruments. The officers present could not come up with explanation for the lapses,” an official said.

During the inspection, it was also observed that a number of verification certificates were lying prepared without any supporting documents, in violation of the rules. The record keeping of the official documents was also not found satisfactory besides the functioning of calibration equipments for auto and taxi meters not being up to the mark, officials said.

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