The Dehradun District Magistrate issued an order in which he warned all district level officials to take strict action if they kept their cell phones turned off.
The move was made following reported incidents that when district administration officials are contacted by phone, their cell phones are turned off, the order added, according to the news agency. ANI.
Currently, Uttarakhand is witnessing landslides triggered by relentless rainfall in various parts of the state, other accidents and the coronavirus pandemic, and sometimes officials are not reachable on their phones.
According to the order issued on Friday by District Magistrate (DM) R Rajesh Kumar, the effect of COVID-19 is still there. Currently, due to waterlogging, landslides, accidents caused by incessant rainfall cause accidents in various places.
In such incidents, those affected need immediate help and necessary services. And to cope with the disaster, it is necessary to contact the heads of the department. We saw it.
That is why it was sent to all district administration officials who are not supposed to turn off their cell phones except in an emergency.
If it turns out that district administration officials still have their cellphones turned off, action will be taken against them under various sections of the Disaster Management Act, the order added.
The relentless rains have caused congestion, landslides and accidents in several parts of the state, damaging roads and other infrastructure.
Meanwhile, Uttarakhand Police have launched “Operation Smile” within the state to search for missing persons in the state.
Police say the campaign will run from September 15 to October 14 of this year.
All possible places in the state where the chances of missing the missing are high, such as shelters, dhabas, factories, bus stops, bus stations, religious places, ashrams, etc. will be searched. Police teams are also looking for the missing in their district as well as in other districts and states.
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