Chaibasa, May 19: West Singhbhum deputy commissioner Abu Backer Sidhique conducted a surprise inspection of circle office at Manjhgaon on Thursday and found gross violation in cash book maintenance.
Earlier, the DC had directed all concerned offices to keep their records up-to-date as he might inspect the office at any day.
Despite this, variousl circle office records were not maintained properly and head clerk Purnchal Birua was suspended due to making false entry of his attendance even though he was absent on many occasions.
The khasmahal register was also found to be irregularly maintained. The amount allocated for drought was also not distributed. DC asked the circle officer to complete the kahsmahal register by May 31.
Meanwhile, the DC directed that no land registration or revenue collection could take place and illegal land registration should be cancelled immediately after identifying them.
DC also reprimanded the circle officer for not discharging his duties properly and for misappropriation in cash management and official records. The inspection team comprised BDO Majhgaon, and IAS Nancy Sahay.