The Assam government has issued a statement stating that ACS official Barbie Hazarika, who is currently acting as the assistant commissioner of the Kamrup Metropolitan district, has been transferred to the Act East Policy Affairs department.
ACS officer’s misbehavior has brought a bad name to the state and the country
“A report has been received from the Act East Policy Affairs Department that the Singapore delegation has raised a serious complaint regarding her rude and inappropriate behavior and the ASEAN delegation has also expressed their displeasure over her behavior which has brought a bad name to the state and country as well,” the notification read.
Moreover, the ACS officer’s “irresponsible behavior” has had a negative impact on India’s diplomatic relations with ASEAN countries, according to the notification.
“Therefore, pending draw of Departmental Proceeding, Barbie Hazarika, ACS Officer, Assistant Commissioner, Kamrup (M) and OSD Secondary Education department, is placed under suspension under Rule 6(1) (a) of the Assam Services (Discipline & Appeal) Rules, 1964 with immediate effect,” the statement continued.