CM Bhagwant Mann government suspends four agriculture officials for dereliction of duty

By Dinkle Popli -- October 30th 2022 06:42 PM
CM Bhagwant Mann government suspends four agriculture officials for dereliction of duty

Chandigarh, October 30:  In consonance with commitment of Punjab Chief

Minister Bhagwant Mann to combat stubble burning, the Agriculture Department

has on Sunday suspended four erring officials after detecting the stubble

burning incidents in the different districts of the state.


The Punjab government led by CM Bhagwant Mann has adopted a

zero tolerance policy against stubble burning cases this time and has been

vehemently organising campaigns to sensitise farmers to not burn the stubble

across the state.


The Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann categorically asked the

agriculture officials to work gingerly at grassroot level and ensure that crop

residue is not set ablaze in their farm. But the government found these

officers of not rendering services with adherence to the directions.


Following directions from the CM Bhagwant Mann, the Minister

of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal have placed four

agricultural officials under suspension with an immediate effect for

dereliction of duty.


The suspended officials include Chief Agriculture Officer,

Sangrur Harbans Singh, Agriculture Officer, Samana Patiala Satish Kumar,

Agriculture Officer, Chohla Sahib, Tarn Taran Harpal Singh, Agriculture

Officer, Patti, Taran Taran Bhupinder Singh is involved.


The spokesperson said that during the suspension period,

these officials will report to office at Director Agriculture and Farmers

Welfare Department, SAS Nagar. He further informed that during the suspension

these officials will be given the allowance as per rules/instructions.

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