Punjab minister suspends gazetted officer for demanding bribe
Kanwar Inder Singh/ February 1,2023
Minister of Social Security, Women and Child Development Dr. Baljit Kaur said that the Child Development Project Officer (CDPO) Ajnala Jaspreet Singh has been suspended with immediate effect accused of demanding bribe and harassing an Anganwadi worker.
Giving information in this regard, the Cabinet Minister said that Amandeep Kaur, an Anganwadi worker of village Karimpura near Ajnala of Women and Child Development Department, had alleged that Jaspreet Singh CDPO used to demand bribe to get her transferred and harassed her unnecessarily. Due to which the Anganwadi worker resigned.
The Minister of Women and Child Development also said that the Anganwadi worker said that this officer used to demand bribe from her through a supervisor. Due to which this officer has been immediately suspended by her.
The minister said that the main objective of the Punjab government led by Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann is to provide corruption free administration to the people of the state. Therefore, while suspending this officer, She has given instructions to other officers and employees of the department that any officer and employee who commits corruption will not be spared in future.