CHANDIGARH: As many as eighty government officials including two IAS officers were today found absent from their offices during a surprise check conducted on the directions of Punjab Chief Secretary Sarvesh Kaushal here.
A team led by Special Secretary Protocol conducted a surprise check in Punjab Civil Secretariat here and found as many as 80 officers or officials absent from their offices, said a spokesman. IAS officers Praveen Thind and Rahul Tiwari were found absent amongst 80 officers from their offices located in the Civil Secretariat, he said.
During the surprise check, a total 38 branches were checked at 9.10 AM, he said. Strict departmental administrative action will be initiated against officials who were found absent, he said.