Shimla, Jan 17 (UNI) Over sixteen officials of the various department of the Himachal Pradesh secretariat were caught in surprise checking and being promptly asked to explain reasons for late arrival.
The state government in a bid to ensure the on time arrival of officials in their respective department had earlier issued directions, and asked to form teams to carry out surprise checking.
A spokesman today here said that as a part of the direction, in secretariat surprise checking was carried out and over sixteen officials were found of arriving late in to thier offices.
The concerned department, they are attached with had been ordered to issue memorandum to explain their abnormal late entry, he added To reduce absenteeism and late coming by employees some how it was expected that surprise checking would certainly help in improving the discipline in offices.
It may be mentioned that the BJP government after controlling the helm of affairs had reiterated that surprise inspections should be carried on frequently as this would keep the official machinery prepared for delivering the service to the people.
Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal had already asserted that he himself and his ministerial colleagues would also be following the practice of surprise checking all over the state.
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