DIMAPUR, JULY 8: The Government of Nagaland has decided to monitor attendance of Heads of Offices (HoOs) in districts on a daily basis.
The decision was made after noticing that several Heads of Offices in the districts are found to be absent from station without prior permission affecting functioning of public offices, said State Chief Secretary J Alam, IAS.
Attendance of officers in districts is being monitored by the State Level War Room for the time being and reports are also being received from the respective Deputy Commissioners, he said.
The CS stated that public servants play a vital role in delivery of critical services which ameliorate the hardships of the general public during the time of pandemic.
“As such the active participation of the Head of Offices and other sub-ordinate officers/staffs of the various Government Departments in the districts is very essential. Government servants also augment the availability of human resources in the district level which can be utilised in the efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the State”, he said.
The Chief Secretary asked all Administrative Heads of Departments to issue strict instructions to the Heads of Offices in all districts to attend office and not to leave station without prior permission from competent authority.
The attendance of Heads of Offices in the districts should be monitored on a daily basis through Whatsapp groups or other electronic means. The Heads of Offices in turn should ensure office attendance of their subordinate officers and staff in their own offices and in various parts of the district as per prevailing SOPs. It should be regularly monitored and action taken against delinquent officers/staff, he directed.
The CS also asked all AHoDs to monitor action taken by HoDs on a fortnightly basis.
The Chief Secretary warned of strict disciplinary action as per the provisions of the law and applicable Conduct Rules including suspension against any officer/staff found absenting from work without prior permission.
(Page News Service)