Boss pops up for surprise check, cracks whip

FROM HOSPITAL TO SCHOOL, DIVISIONAL COMMISSIONER PENALISES OFFICIALS

By Amit Bhelari in Patna
  • Published 13.07.18
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RECCE: Divisional commissioner Anand Kishor (centre) inspects the Danapur SDO's office. Telegraph picture

Patna: Divisional commissioner Anand Kishor on Thursday conducted a surprise inspection of the Danapur sub-divisional office, block office, circle office, the divisional hospital and a government school, and ordered action against more than two dozen government employees.

At the sub-divisional office, he found 16 government employees missing from duty and ordered that they be penalised one day's salary each. He also issued an order demanding an explanation from the missing employees and seven of the 16 officials.

At the block office, Kishor found that two officials were absent without leave from Wednesday. Kishor suspended the two.

Kishor also suspended former Danapur block development officer Devendra Kumar Singh, who has been transferred elsewhere. Kishor had sought to see the cash book at the block office when he was told that Singh had locked the cash book in a room and left without handing over charge to his successor.

Child development project officer Manorama Devi was also issued a notice seeking an explanation after Kishor was told that she was not regular on field visits.

At the block cum circle office of Danapur, Kishor found that the Junaidpur Primary School does not have a proper building. Kishor instructed the circle officer to identify the place for a new building as soon as possible. The students complained that they were not getting safe drinking water. Kishor ordered the official concerned to urgently ensure supply of drinking water.

He also inspected the mid-day meal facilities at the school. Kishor found that the children were supposed to get dal, rice and vegetable but the cooks had mixed the dal and vegetable. Kishor issued an order asking for explanation.

The divisional commissioner also interacted with the school monitor, Raj Kumar, who told Kishor that classes are held regularly.

Kishor then visited the Danapur divisional hospital. He expressed his disappointment after he found that many beds in the 50-bed hospital were empty. When he found that a doctor had referred a small child to the Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) over vomiting and dehydration, Kishor issued a show-cause notice asking the doctor why he had referred the child to PMCH.

When patients complained they do not get food on time, Kishor issued a show-cause notice to the hospital deputy superintendent.