SRINAGAR, Jan. 2 -- Tightening noose around delinquent employees, Jammu and Kashmir government has banned "unnecessary visit" of officers to head offices in a bid to promote work culture and ensure speedy redressal of public grievances.

This followed the growing complaints that several officials and officers were deserting their workplace on the pretext of visiting headquarters.

"Many officials especially in Rural Development Department, Roads and Buildings, Schools Education and Health are visiting directorate without proper permission. Their callousness is leading to poor working in their respective departments and grievances of people remain unaddressed," said an official of General Administration Department.

Taking serious note, the ...