Delhi govt asks to deduct half-day causal leave of officers bunking daily public meets

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first_imgThe Delhi government has asked all department heads to deduct half-day causal leave of officers who do not attend public hearing meeting on weekdays and could not explain their absence satisfactorily.Here’s what Arvind Kejriwal said in May last year:In May last year, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had directed his ministers and officials to meet the public in their offices between 10 am to 11 am on working days without appointment, reports PTI.The administrative department of the Delhi government has also asked the head of departments to ensure availability of officers during public hearing timings.”In case of emergency/field visit duty assigned to officers, a link officer should be present to attend the public grievances between 10 am and 11 am,” the department said in a recent written communication to HODs.Explanation with specific valid reasonsThe written communication also said that explanation of officers should be supported with specific valid reasons their absence during public hearing timings.”In case of non-satisfactory explanation received from erring officers, HODs may deduct 1/2 day CL (casual leave) and the same is intimated to administrative reforms department for kind perusal of competent authority,” it added.Last year, Kejriwal had ordered all the ministers and officers except field staff to meet the public without an appointment in their offices for an hour on weekdays.Thereafter, the chief minister had written to Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal requesting him to hold ‘Janata Darbar’ on the lines of his government and meet the people without appointment as he is directly responsible for many subjects of public dealing like the police and the DDA, told PTI.advertisementRead: More than 45 per cent unoccupied seats persists in engineering colleges, says HRDRead: 50 per cent school syllabus to be reduced along with sports period mandatory in schools, says Rajyavardhan Rathorelast_img

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