GUWAHATI, Dec 14 - Ranjan Kumar Das, Deputy Secretary (Inspection) in the Assam Higher Secondary Education Council (AHSEC) has been placed under suspension from today for financial irregularities, negligence of duty and a number of other charges including violation of Assam Civil Service Conduct Rules, 1965.
According to an AHSEC order, Das failed to produce satisfactory utilisation certificate for an amount of Rs 5.3 lakh given to him as advance involving expenditure in training, etc. The order further stated that though it was his prime duty to inspect the institutions and take steps regarding permission and recognition as per existing rules, a preliminary inquiry suggested that a number of irregularities in this regard were not reported by him to the authority, proving dereliction of duty on his part and insubordination.
When contacted, AHSEC Secretary Dr RC Chutia said Das was found guilty of violating provisions of Section 15 and Section 16 of the Assam Civil Service Conduct Rules, 1965. A further inquiry would be conducted on the charges against him, Dr Chutia added.
Other charges against Das included non-submission of digital certificate and password keys for the AHSEC website that adversely affected online uploading of important information of the council, and attempt to tarnish the image of AHSEC on social media.