A team led by Special Secretary Protocol conducted a surprise check in Punjab Civil Secretariat in Chandigarh and found as many as 80 officers or officials absent from their offices, said a spokesman.

As many as eighty government officials including two IAS officers were found absent from their offices on Tuesday during a surprise check conducted on the directions of Punjab Chief Secretary Sarvesh Kaushal in children.A team led by Special Secretary Protocol conducted a surprise check in Punjab Civil Secretariat in Chandigarh and found as many as 80 officers or officials absent from their offices, said a spokesman.IAS officers Praveen Thind and Rahul Tiwari were found absent amongst 80 officers from their offices located in the Civil Secretariat, he said.<!– Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>During the surprise check, a total 38 branches were checked at 9.10 AM, he said. Strict departmental administrative action will be initiated against officials who were found absent, he said.

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80 govt officials found absent from work during surprise check in Punjab