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Odisha Police Inspector Dismissed For Unauthorized Absence From Duty For 5 Yrs


30 August 2019

Snigdha Chandan Das


Bhubaneswar: Odisha Director General of Police (DGP) has dismissed a police inspector for remaining absent from duty unauthorizedly for five years. The dismissed police inspector has been identified as Prafulla Kumar Sahu.

As per a press note released by the Odisha Police State Headquarters, “Odisha DGP B.K. Sharma removed Inspector Prafulla Kumar Sahu from Government Service for his gross misconduct, dereliction of duty, disobedience of orders and for remaining unauthorizedly absent from duty for more than five years. The Inspector has been removed as per provisions of Rule 72 (2) of Odisha Service Code.”

“On 31.07.2011 pm, Sri Sahu was relieved from Keonjhar District to join in his new place of posting in Bolangir District. But he did not turn up to join his new posting on the plea of sickness without providing any supporting document of medical treatment. He also willfully avoided show cause notices issued in this regard from time to time. Further he intentionally avoided to appear before the CDMO Bolangir for his medical examination. As such in terms of Odisha Service Code, Inspector Sahu has been removed from service with immediate effect,” the press note mentioned.

The press note further mentioned, “After joining as DGP, Odisha Sri Sharma has emphasised that there will be zero tolerance towards persons who are indisciplined and willfully neglect Govt. duty as well as public service.”