An official of the Bulandshahr administration has been suspended after tiles bearing Mahatma Gandhi’s pictures and Ashok Chakra symbols were found installed in toilets built under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.
The tiles were brought to the administration’s notice by villagers on Monday. They were allegedly installed a week ago.
“Almost 508 toilets were built under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in Icchawari village of Dibai tehsil. It was found that in 13 of those toilets had tiles with symbols of Mahatma Gandhi and Ashok Chakra… An official has been suspended and action taken against the village pradhan,” said Amarjeet Singh, District Panchayati Raj Officer.
Village development officer Santosh Kumar was suspended while the joint account of the pradhan, Savitri Devi, was seized.