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Govt employees face action for violating MCC

Govt employees face action for violating MCC
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Srinagar: The election authorities have tightened noose against the government employees for violating Model Code of Conduct (MCC) which came into effect post notification of LokSabha polls in the state were issued.
On Saturday, the election authorities suspended and attached four government teachers and a Lambardar in Gurez and Bandipora areas for violating model code of conduct.
The teachers were suspended for campaigning for candidates of a particular political party who are contesting LokSabha election from north Kashmir parliamentary constituency.
“Some of the teachers are supporting teacher turned politician Abdul QayoomWani in WhatsApp groups and other social media platforms, in violation of MCC,” said an official.
“Following this, complaints were registered in media monitoring cell of the district on basis of which these teachers were put under suspension,” the official added.
The deputy commissioner BandiporaShahbaz Ahmad Mirza who is also the District Election Officer (DEO) suspended two government teachers in Gurez and two in Bandipora for violating the model code of conduct.
As per the order issued by the DEO, Azharudin Lone son of Hafeezullah Lone, a resident of Badugam, ReT teacher at government Middle school Grathnalla, Tulail, Muhammad Yousuf Khan son of Lal Khan a resident of Kashpath, Tulail RRT Khan Mohalla and ShowkatHussain Sheikh Teacher GMS PehliporaMalangam, Bandipora have been placed under suspension for violating the model code of conduct.
“The teachers will remain attached with the office of additional District Development commissioner Bandipora,” reads the government order.
In another order issued by DEO Bandipora, GhulamQadirReT teacher, posted in primary school Kudara, Bandipora was also suspended for violating the model code of conduct.
Meanwhile, TehsildarGurez has suspended a Lamberdar, Mohammad MuzaffarAkhoon of Markoot village in Gurez after he was found delivering a speech during a public rally of Peoples Conference party in Dawar on 29 March.
“It is affirmed that the Lamberdar has clearly violated the model code of conduct and is placed under suspension with immediate effect,” the order reads.
Earlier, District election officer Srinagar also suspended Principal KothiBagh Girls higher secondary school for allegedly not cooperating with the election staff.
“The action taken by Assistant officer 23-Amira Kadal; 2-Srinagar Parliamentary Constituency is hereby confirmed viz suspension of Principal GHSS Kothibagh. The suspended officer is hereby attached with the office Chief Education Officer with immediate effect,” read an order issued by Returning Officer (RO) for Srinagar parliamentary constituency.
In the order, Additional Deputy Commissioner Srinagar was tasked to probe the conduct of the principal and “furnish the report within two weeks.” However, a top official said the suspension order of KothiBagh principal was likely to be revoked.

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