The Telangana government on Friday suspended the chief of a civic body who had issued show cause notices to municipal staffers for having skipped birthday celebrations of state minister KT Rama Rao, PTI reported.
Bellampally Municipal Commissioner G Gangadhar had reportedly sent show cause notices to four staff members of the city civic body, asking them why action should not be taken against them. The four employees who received the notices were T Rajeshwari, S Purnachandar, A Mohan and Sravan, , according to The News Minute.
The notices had stated that the four employees had ignored a WhatsApp message directing them to attend celebrations on the occasion of Rao’s birthday. The celebrations were organised by state Minister for Labour and Employment Ch Malla Reddy.
On Friday night, Director of Municipal Administration N Satyanarayana issued an order stating that Gangadhar had sent the notices due to overenthusiasm and without sanction from higher authorities.
“Therefore, after careful examination of the facts and having due regard to the circumstances of the case, it is found necessary to place the services of G Gangadhar, Municipal Commissioner, Bellampally Municipality under suspension pending further enquiry in the matter,” Satyanarayana said in the order, according to PTI.
Earlier on Friday, Rao had said the civic chief’s action was absurd and…