14-Jun-2024  Srinagar booked.net

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Lecturer Suspended For Second Marriage Sans Government Approval

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Srinagar: The Jammu Kashmir administration has suspended a lecturer from Budgam for marrying for the second time without obtaining the permission of the Government.
 
Showkat Ahmad Rather, posted as Lecturer of Persian at Government Higher Secondary School Wagar Khansahib Budgam, has been suspended from his position in violation of Rule 22(i) of the Jammu 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, while an inquiry has been ordered to investigate the matter.