Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry Kiran Bedi on Wednesday asked for an explanation from officials for not making it to a tea party organised by her as part of Independence Day celebrations at her residence on Tuesday.
She has asked the officials concerned to furnish a response within three days.
Kiran Bedi said, â€œYesterday Independence Day celebrations at Raj Nivas was a state function. All public officials of the Puducherry government, who were invited, but did not attend are hereby called to explain why they did not. The explanation should reach secretary within three days, reported The Times of India.
Moreover, the lieutenant governor secretariat has started identifying the secretaries, heads of the departments and directors who did not attend the celebrations.
She said that discipline will not be compromised and an unsatisfactory response will lead to a written displeasure in the officers' concerned personal file.
Emphasising on the importance of official functions, she said that such events are not only part of official duty but also an expression of respect to the occasion while bonding with fellow colleagues, which is important for good administration.
Meanwhile, the counselling for medical seats in Puducherry was cancelled for the second time on Monday.
Counselling was cancelled the first time on July 24.
The cancellation of counselling on Monday came after the Tamil Nadu government on Monday submitted the draft of an ordinance to the union home ministry seeking exemption from NEET for a year.
The Puducherry government too is considering the option of seeking exemption from NEET if the union government exempts Tamil Nadu, according to reports.