The Department of Personnel and Training has rapped certain ministries and departments for not abiding by rules to check unauthorised absence by employees.
“Department has been receiving various references from Ministries and Departments regarding regularisation of unauthorised absence for long periods. The references are made basically because the Ministries or Departments do not follow the prescribed procedure for dealing with such unauthorised absence,” a memorandum issued by the DoPT said.
“It is once again stressed that a government servant who remains absent without any authority should be proceeded against immediately,” it said.
The memorandum said that any government official who goes on unauthorised absence should be informed of the consequences and be directed to rejoin duty within a stipulated period, like within three days