Suspended Chhattisgarh jailer Varsha Dongre says grounds of suspension order are irresponsible

Chhattisgarh deputy jailer, Varsha Dongre, who was suspended for indiscipline on May 6, has now questioned the grounds on which she was accused in the official order.

Published: 30th May 2017 06:12 PM  |   Last Updated: 31st May 2017 05:05 AM   |  A+A-

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RAIPUR: Chhattisgarh deputy jailer, Varsha Dongre, who was suspended for indiscipline on May 6, has questioned the grounds on which she was accused in the official order.

Nearly three weeks after action was taken against her, she said on Facebook that the allegations levelled against her in the suspension order are “utterly irresponsible”.

“It appears that a public servant doesn’t work for the people but as the servant of the government, when actually the government itself is a servant of the masses. So it’s the people who are the rulers for us (public servants and the government),” she wrote in her post.

Earlier in May, she had alleged on the social media platform that the State police resort to torture and atrocities on young tribal girls at police stations. She then raked up a controversy citing that the Maoist menace would continue as long as “the corporate and capitalist system is enforced in Bastar and the tribals are pushed out of their lands”.

Dongre, who was posted at the Raipur Central Jail was served a notice and later suspended and transferred to Ambikapur central jail.

Deputy inspector general of police (Jail) K K Gupta doubted her understanding of the ‘government services conduct rules’, and said the do’s and don’ts have been clearly laid out for government staff.
“Whatever she had written on Facebook will go as a supplementary charge against her. She can’t differ between a public servant (elected representatives) and government servants like us. If she wishes to do something for the masses on her own, she can quit her job and dedicate herself to whatever cause,” Gupta said.

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