Punjab Officer Forced To Retire Over Sexual Harassment Charge

Criticism of sexual harassment was lodged in opposition to the officer by a feminine assistant(Representational)

Chandigarh:

A deputy secretary-rank officer within the Punjab authorities, who was going through accusation of sexual harassment, was compelled to retire from service on Wednesday, a authorities assertion mentioned.

“Taking motion on the grievance of sexual harassment, the Punjab authorities forcibly retired Deputy Secretary Krishan Kumar Singla from authorities service,” in line with a authorities launch issued right here.

The officer was posted within the Punjab Civil Secretariat as deputy secretary (on probation).

The discharge mentioned that after finishing 58 years of age, as per the directions of the federal government, his tenure was prolonged past September 2019.

A grievance of sexual harassment was lodged in opposition to the officer by a feminine senior assistant who was posted underneath him.

Performing on the seriousness of the allegations, the secretariat administration referred the matter to the Inner Complaints Committee in opposition to sexual harassment of girls.

This committee submitted a report back to the Secretariat Administration on March three during which the allegations had been substantiated, mentioned the discharge.

Taking severe word of the report, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh directed that the officer be forcibly retired from his publish with fast impact, it mentioned.

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