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Rehabilitation home deaths: Raje govt nod to action against top official

The government found that P R Pandit, former Director of the Department of Persons with Disabilities, had showed “carelessness instead of concern” in managing the facility.

By: Express News Service | Jaipur |
June 2, 2016 5:15:19 am

Rajasthan Chief minister Vasundhara Raje on Wednesday approved disciplinary action against an IAS officer over the tragic deaths of 12 specially-abled persons at Vimandit Griha, a state-run rehabilitation home in Jamdoli on Jaipur outskirts.

The government found that P R Pandit, former Director of the Department of Persons with Disabilities, had showed “carelessness instead of concern” in managing the facility.

Twelve persons, including at least 8 children, had died within 10 days at the rehabilitation home recently.

“As the Director, he failed ensure ensure cleanliness, provision of proper food and medical facilities to the inmates. He also did not inform the government about the situation prevailing at the institute,” a statement issued by the Chief Minister’s office said.

“For not fulfilling his responsibility and showing carelessness instead of concern, the government approves disciplinary action against the Director under rule 8 and 10 of the All India Services (Discipline and Appeal) Rules 1969,” the statement said.

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