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Latecomers beware: Delhi Chief Secretary directs officers to conduct surprise checks

The move comes after it was observed that some officials were coming late to their respective offices.

June 02, 2018 / 11:54 AM IST
Media crew members sit outside the Delhi Secretariat building which houses the offices of the state Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and other senior officials, in New Delhi, India, December 15, 2015. Kejriwal said his office was raided by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday on the orders of Narendra Modi, in the latest clash between the feisty local politician and the prime minister. CBI investigators were searching the office of Rajendra Kumar, principal secretary of the Delhi government, near Kejriwal's office, said a senior CBI official, who declined to be identified as he was not authorised to speak to the media. Kumar is under investigation for corruption.    REUTERS/Adnan Abidi    - GF10000266281

Media crew members sit outside the Delhi Secretariat building which houses the offices of the state Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and other senior officials, in New Delhi, India, December 15, 2015. Kejriwal said his office was raided by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday on the orders of Narendra Modi, in the latest clash between the feisty local politician and the prime minister. CBI investigators were searching the office of Rajendra Kumar, principal secretary of the Delhi government, near Kejriwal's office, said a senior CBI official, who declined to be identified as he was not authorised to speak to the media. Kumar is under investigation for corruption. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi - GF10000266281

Cracking the whip on latecomers, Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash has directed all heads of departments and senior officers to conduct surprise inspections in their respective offices on a weekly basis to check punctuality of their staff. Action will be taken against officials who are coming late, a senior government official said.

The chief secretary, who is the bureaucratic head in the Delhi government, has directed all HoDs that punctuality of officials should be maintained in all departments.

The move comes after it was observed that some officials were coming late to their respective offices.

"The chief secretary has directed principal secretaries, secretaries and senior officers to undertake surprise checks in their departments' offices on a weekly basis to check punctuality of their staff," the senior official said.

The official also said that action will be taken against those officials who are coming late to their offices.

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The chief secretary's office had in the past also directed the general administration department to keep a watch on the attendance of officials and ensure that they mark themselves present in the biometric attendance system.

In December last year, the women and child development department of Delhi government had warned that it would deduct one casual leave (CL) for every three times an official reaches office after 9.45 am, besides seeking a written explanation from them.

The department had said that in case of non availability of CL in the leave account of officials concerned, EL (earned leave) will be deducted.
PTI
first published: Jun 2, 2018 11:51 am

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