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Officials absent from Independence Day celebrations in Uttarakhand will be served notices

Chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has told chief secretary and DGP to demand written explanation from the absentee and asked district magistrates to identify such officials.

cities Updated: Aug 15, 2017 21:40 IST
Deep Joshi
Deep Joshi
Hindustan Times, Dehradun
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Uttarakhand chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat honours a police officer during the 71st Independence Day celebrations in Dehradun on Tuesday. (PTI Photo)

Chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat took a “strong view” of officials who skipped the Independence Day functions held at the secretariat, different directorates and head offices across the state on Tuesday.

Rawat asked chief secretary S Ramaswamy and Director General of Police (DGP) Anil Raturi to demand written explanation from every official who was absent without prior information or sufficient reasons.

He also asked district magistrates to identify such officials under them and act against them within 24 hours.

He said the government had taken a serous view of officials skipping such an important occasion. Rawat also warned that the adverse entry could be marked against all such officials in their Annual Confidential Reports (ACRs).

This is for the first time since the formation of the state 17 years ago that officials skipping the Independence Day functions may invite action.

(with inputs from PTI)

First Published: Aug 15, 2017 21:38 IST