Bhubaneswar: The High Education Department has withheld the salary of Principal and Head Clerks of 233 colleges for gross negligence and failure to carry out the instruction of higher authorities.
An order issued by the Higher Education Department Special Secretary said the salary was withheld as they failed to furnish the required information in response to the letters of Assistant Directors after repeated reminders.
The Higher Education Department in its order, said, “You have failed to furnish the required information in response to the letters of the Assistant Director even after repeated reminders. It shows gross negligence in discharging government duty on your part along with failure to carry out instructions of authorities of the Higher Education Department.”
The Department directed the Principals not to draw and release the salary/remuneration for the month of May 2023 of themselves as well as of the head clerk/clerk of the concerned colleges till compliance of the orders are made and clearance given from the department.