You might have heard ‘Substitute’ being brought in when a player leaves the ground or is injured in a Cricket match, but such ‘Substitutes’ are never available for government employees.
Virtually learning from Cricket Rule, an Ophthalmic Technician posted at Community Health Centre Hajin town of North Kashmir’s Bandipora district had brought his ‘Substitute’ and was himself spending time at home, drawing salary each month from the State Exchequer.
When news agency Kashmir News Trust brought this ‘Substitute’ game into the notice of Block Medical Officer Hajin, he was shocked and in a swift action visited the CHC Hajin, ousted the ‘Substitute’ from the hospital, relieved the ‘Player’ sitting at home and stopped his salary.
BMO Hajin Dr Aijaz told KNT that he was unaware about it and was really shocked. How can a government employee sit at home and ask a ‘Substitute’ to work in his place. “I have relieved him from CHC Hajin, attached him to Chief Medical Officer’s office Bandipora, hold back his salary and shunted out his ‘Substitute’.
The Ophthalmic Technician in question, identified as Muhammad Ashraf Shah said he brought this ‘Substitute’ two years ago before going for a pilgrimage and the then BMO Hajin Dr Tariq Hasan Parray formally allowed him.
The then BMO Dr Tariq Hasan Parray vehemently refuted this charge saying he has never issued any circular in this regard. “Tell this Technician to show the order that I have issued,” he said. KNT