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Posted at: Jul 10, 2018, 1:37 AM; last updated: Jul 10, 2018, 1:37 AM (IST)

Won’t act against employees failing dope test, says Capt

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 9

Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh said on Monday that government employees who failed the dope test would not be punished or sacked, but would be provided treatment and their identity would be kept confidential.

Chairing a review meeting of the Cabinet Sub-Committee set up to monitor the progress of the government’s anti-drug campaign, the CM directed the Chief Secretary to formulate guidelines and SOP (standing operating procedure) for conducting the test for employees, including police personnel.

Besides making SHOs accountable for cleaning up villages in their respective areas of the drug menace in a time-bound manner, the CM also ordered expediting of pending drug-related cases. It shall be the responsibility of the SDMs and DSPs, along with the SHOs concerned, to ensure that their areas are drug-free, the Chief Minister said.

He said the state would pay for the treatment of addicts who could not afford it at government hospitals.

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