SRINAGAR: In a recent development, Showkat Ahmad Rather, Senior Lecturer in Persian at Government Higher Secondary School Wagar Khansahib Budgam, has been suspended from his position. This action comes as a result of a violation of Rule 22(i) of the Jammu and Kashmir Government Employees (Conduct) Rules, 1971.
According to the rule, “No Government employee who has a wife living shall contract another marriage without first obtaining the permission of the Government, notwithstanding that such subsequent marriage is permissible under the personal law for the time being applicable to him.”
The suspension, dated September 13, 2023, is pending an inquiry into Rather’s conduct.
With immediate effect, Rather has been placed under suspension and will be attached to the office of the Chief Education Officer in Ganderbal during this period.
To ensure a thorough investigation into the matter, Rouf Rehman (JKAS), Joint Director Education (Central), Kashmir, has been tasked with conducting an in-depth inquiry into the conduct of the suspended officer.