Vikash Sharma

Cuttack: Amidst apprehension of possible flood, the Cuttack district administration had issued direction to government officials to remain alert and carry out their duties round-the-clock. However, such directions are allegedly ignored as the officials are not joining their respective duties.

The matter came to light during the surprise visit of Cuttack Collector Bhawani Shankar Chayani to Sadar Tehsil office late on Thursday night. However, as the office was locked and no officials were present, the Collector expressed his resentment as a decision was taken to set up a 24-hour control room.

The district collector later directed additional district magistrate to initiate action against the errant officials for not abiding by the official order.