The Assam State
Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) has terminated the
services of Hailakandi DDMA District Project Officer, Ikbal
Hussain Laskar, for allegedly submitting his Annual
Confidential Report (ACR) fraudulently.
Hailakandi Deputy Commissioner-cum-Chairman, District
Disaster Management Authprity (DDMA), Adil Khan had pointed
out the criminal offence committed by Laskar of fraudulently
submitting the ACR to the ASDMA for renewal of his annual
contract without the DDMA chairman's approval or knowledge, an
official spokesman said Monday.
Laskar has been terminated with retrospective effect
from August 11, 2018, an order issued by ASDMA chief executive
officer, said Saturday.
He has been asked to hand over all official documents
and electronic gadgets to the Field Officer, Hailakandi
revenue circle and settle the financial liabilities incurred
during his tenure, the order said.
The matter came to the fore when the ASDMA sent a
letter to Khan on August 18 informing him about the renewal of
Khan immediately wrote to the Joint Secretary and
State Project Coordinator, ASDMA about the matter.
On inquiry, Khan found out that Laskar had kept him in
the dark on the need to endorse his ACR for a three-month
period. He had submitted it in a fraudulent manner to the
ASDMA CEO and got his contract renewed from July 1 last.
Laskar was also found to be inefficient, callous and
incapable of discharging his responsibilities in disaster
management and preparedness, the deputy commissioner had
pointed out in his letter.
He remained conspicuous by his absence when flood
wrecked havoc in the district in June last, the letter read.
Despite several warnings, he did not mend his ways, a
show cause notice was served on him but the reasons he cited
were unacceptable and rejected outright by the authorities
concerned, the deputy commissioner stated.
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