IEP Chandigarh, July 6
Haryana Chief Minister, Sh Manohar Lal is taking serious view of the negligence shown by government officers and employees while discharging their duties. In the same series today, while taking stern action on deliberately delaying action on the complaint received on CM window regarding giving ration less than the prescribed quantity fixed by the Government, Assistant Food and Supplies Officer, Sirsa, Sandeep Kumar has been suspended with immediate effect. Directions have also been issued to take action against him under Rule-7. Apart from this, the Chief Minister has also directed that the Commissioner and Secretary of the Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department will send the action taken report in this matter by July 20, 2023. Giving information in this regard, OSD to Chief Minister, Sh Bhupeshwar Dayal said that Sh Premchand Jain S/o Sh Manak Chand Jain, Depot holder and resident of Bhim Colony, Sirsa in his complaint 2021/023775 on CM Window portal had accused DFSC-cum-District Manager Confed, Sirsa of giving him less ration than the prescribed quantity fixed by the Government, in the year 2015-16.Taking a serious view of the complaint, directions were issued on April 29, 2022 for early disposal of the complaint. Following which, an inquiry committee was constituted by the Department under the Chairmanship of Sh Pradeep Kumar, District Food and Supplies Officer, Sirsa on June 1, 2022. Sh Sandeep Kumar, Assistant Food and Supplies Officer, Sirsa was appointed to assist in preparation of report of Sirsa, Rania and Ellenabad centres. During the course of investigation, Sh Pradeep Kumar, District Food and Supplies Officer, Sirsa got transferred on September 19, 2022. After which, being the senior most officer in the inquiry committee, Sh Sandeep Kumar was supposed to send the report. Sh Bhupeshwar Dayal further said that the inquiry report was not submitted by Sandeep Kumar despite sending reminder letters by the Department on October 28, 2022, November 15, 2022, November 22, 2022, January 24, 2023 and February 16, 2023.He said that thereafter, through the office letter number C M Window-2023 / 1551 dated April 17, 2023, in compliance with the orders of Additional Director (Administration)-cum-Nodal Officer (CM Window) Food and Supplies Department, Haryana, Chandigarh, Sandeep Kumar, Assistant Food and Supplies Officer, Sirsa was again written about sending the report. But the inquiry report has not yet been submitted by him. Thereafter, as per the letter number CM Window 8- 2023/5297 dated April 18, 2023, received from headquarter, instructions were issued to send an action taken report within ten days. But still no action was taken by him. Sh Bhupeshwar Dayal said that Sandeep Kumar, Assistant Food and Supplies Officer, Sirsa, was found fully responsible for deliberately delaying the matter and not taking interest in Government work despite several reminders. Keeping all this in view, a request was made to take stringent action against him and taking cognizance of the same, the Chief Minister ordered to suspend Sandeep Kumar.