With this, Kishtwar becomes the first district in Jammu and Kashmir where a government servant will have to obtain an attendance certificate from general public of the concerned area for release of their salary.
To check absenteeism in government offices, Singh’s office ordered video recording at market places with high footfall to identify employees “wandering during duty hours”. The move comes a month after a govt school teacher and forest department employee were identified among a mob that ransacked Singh’s office.
Police said Chanderkant Sharma (50), RSS in-charge for Kishtwar and Doda districts who worked as a medical assistant at the hospital, and his PSO, Rajinder Kumar (30), were gunned down by two militants.
Head Constable Dalip Singh was at home when the incident took place. Singh has been living with his son in a rented accommodation near Government Girls Higher Secondary School in Kishtwar's Shedi Bazar area.
The FIR was registered against the then officials of education zone on the basis of a verification conducted into the allegations of misappropriation of government funds to the tune of Rs 10.50 lakhs pertaining to cooking cost and honorarium to cooks, he said.
The killing of Parihar brothers triggered massive protests across the Jammu region following which authorities suspended internet services in the curfew-bound areas, while the internet speed was slowed down in the rest of the division, including the winter capital Jammu.