54 IAS officers in Uttarakhand get notice for not attending the flag hoisting ceremony
Source : NewsBharatiDate : 18-Aug-2017
Dehradun, August 18: Uttarakhand has issued more than fifty IAS officers for 'Show a Cause' notice to remain absent during the Independence Day celebrations. Official sources said on Friday that the list of 54 IAS officers who received 'Show cause' notice included some key secretaries and additional secretary level officers.
The notices issued by Chief Secretary S Ramaswamy late on Thursday evening ask the officials concerned to explain at the earliest why they missed the flag hoisting function held in Dehradun on Independence Day.
The move comes after Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat took strong exception to the absence of a number of senior officers from the main event at the Parade Ground in Dehradun on the occasion.
Rawat had asked the chief secretary to seek an explanation from the officials for not attending the flag hoisting events and act against those who had absented themselves without satisfactory reasons.
The district magistrates have also been asked to issue similar notices to officials under them who chose to skip the flag hoisting events in their area. Adverse entries will be made in the Annual Confidential Report of officials who fail to offer valid reasons for their absence from the events, an official said.