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13 J&K Power, Finance Department Officials Suspended for Embezzlement | India News

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SRINAGAR: The J&K government suspended 13 officials from the energy development department (PDD) and finance department on Wednesday for allegedly collecting salaries from “fake PDD employees” in Sumbal in the Bandipora district of northern Kashmir in 2018. Suspended officials include J&K Power Corporation Limited Chief Engineer Mohammad Yousuf Baba, who is currently stationed in Jammu. Baba was an executive engineer for PDD in Sumbal at the time of the alleged crime, committed in collusion with officials from the finance department.
The order of the general administration department (GAD) stated: “Pending investigation, delinquent officers / officials of the Department of Energy Development and the Department of Finance are suspended with immediate effect, in terms of Rule 31 of Civil Services of Jammu and Kashmir (Classification, Control and Rules of Appeal), 1956 (sic) “.

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