Fatehgarh Sahib, November 14, 2019: Fatehgarh Sahib ADC (Development) Jagwinderjit Singh Sandhu and all panchayat officers of the district have decided to boycott government work from today onwards.
They have taken this step to protest against the alleged inappropriate behaviour of DC Amrit Kaur Gill towards them.
They allege that during a programme today, the DC used inappropriate language and threatened them. They also alleged that the DC hurt their religious sentiments.
The aggrieved officials also released a press note signed by ADC and four BDPOs among others stating that till the time the DC doesn’t apologise for her irresponsible behaviour and use of unparliamentary language, they will boycott work.
Speaking to Babushahi, DC Ms Gill refuted all allegations and said that nothing of that sort happened.
Gill said she only pulled up officials for not uploading cases where stubble was not burnt to the portal but she never used language which could have hurt their religious sentiments.
She also informed that she brought the whole issue to the notice of senior officials of the panchayat department.
In a statement issued by panchayat officials it is mentioned that the reason the data was not uploaded was made clear to the DC but still she called the programme being held at the gurdwara a “political drama”, which hurt their sentiments.
The aggrieved officials have demanded that either the DC should be moved out or all panchayat officers should be transferred to some other district.
When contacted for his comments, the minister in charge of panchayat affairs Tript Rajinder Bajwa said the issue hasn’t been brought to his notice.