Chandigarh: Violating constitutional norms, the Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs department has dismissed a Deputy Director Rakesh Kumar Singla for wilfully concealing facts and gross negligence in discharge of official duty.

Disclosing this here today, the Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Minister Lal Chand Kataruchak said that the office violated the Punjab Civil Services Rules, 1970 by hiding the fact that he had acquired P.R. of Canada since 2006. The officer was charge sheeted in 2017 and the charges were proved on January 29, 2019.

Divulging further, the Minister said that the entire was minutely proved a retired Judge and an officer of the department.

The Minister also mentioned that the officer was provided a copy of the chargesheet but he didn’t joined the probe. Hence, considering the circumstances, the said officer has been dismissed today.

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