Lucknow: Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Social Welfare Asim Arun has directed the suspension of Social Welfare Officer, Jaunpur Sunil Kumar Singh and Deputy Director, Varanasi KL Gupta on the charge of laxity in government works.
Social Welfare Minister Arun participated in the Badlapur Mahotsav of Jaunpur. On this occasion, a mass marriage of 381 couples was being organized under the aegis of Badlapur Mahotsav.
In the mass marriage scheme, Rs 35,000 is sent directly to the account of the married woman from the government, for which a marriage certificate is required. In the past, it was found that due to delay in the certificate, the payments of the people also get delayed.
To overcome this shortcoming, a mandate was issued by the Departmental Minister Asim Arun that the certificate should be issued at the wedding venue itself.
In the Badlapur Mahotsav, neither a single marriage certificate was issued nor attempted by both the officials. Thus, Social Welfare Officer, Jaunpur and DD, Varanasi have been suspended for lax supervision for not acting on the instructions given to end corruption.