Shimla: Regretting the mistake of having published a wrong map of the country in its 2009 official diary, the Himachal government on Thursday has charge-sheeted a HAS officer and two other officers of the controller and printing department, prima facie holding them responsible for it.
Daljit Dogra, secretary general administration said, prima facie Vikas Labroo, controller of printing and stationary, Badri Dutt and Des Raj Gupta, department officers have been held responsible for the lapse.
“All three stand charge-sheeted in the matter,” he said.
Dogra said that final responsibility would depend upon the outcome of the inquiry being conducted by additional chief secretary Harinder Hira. Quantum of punishment too would depend upon the inquiry report, he added.
Speaking on the issue, chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal reiterated that BJP stood for unity and integrity of the country and there was no compromise on that.
Pakistan Occupied Kashmir and Aksai Chin were integral part of India and there was no question of separating them form any map of the country, he said
The chief minister admitted that wrong publication of a map was a genuine mistake and the government had instituted an inquiry into the matter to hold the persons responsible for it accountable.