BIDAR: Zilla Panchayat Chief Executive Officer Jitendra Nayak has suspended the chief officer of the district central library N.N. Pujar on the charge of misuse of authority. In a release, Mr. Nayak said that Mr. Pujar had not followed rules in appointing librarians to gram panchayats. It has been proved prima facie that he had not taken into confidence the committee on the appointment of gram panchayat librarians. He had also not followed the proper procedure of releasing a draft selection and calling for objections. He had also not followed a government direction to seek approval of the list from the committee president. However, Mr. Pujar has issued appointment orders directly, the release said.

— Staff Correspondent