Chandigarh, Sep 28 (PTI) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar today suspended two employees of Palwal Municipal Council for manipulating data on sex ratio.

The chief minister has also ordered disciplinary action against the duo: Registrar (Birth and Death) Mohinder Singh and Sub-Registrar Sandeep Kumar.

“They had provided data in March, 2017, as per which 1,217 girls were shown as born in the Council area. After the report aroused suspicion, it was scrutinised by the Chief Registrar’s Office, which confirmed manipulation in the data which resulted error in the sex ratio record in Palwal district,” an official release said.

“From January, 2017 to March 2017, the figure of 1,383 girls for 1,000 boys was recorded by the municipality, whereas during the investigation, it was found to be 906 girls for 1,000 boys,” it said.

The council had recorded the figure of 957 girls in January, 990 in February, and 1,217 in March, whereas it was found 930 in January, 951 in February, and 983 in March.

In June 2017, this figure was updated to 912 instead of 910 per 1000, 940 instead of 930 in March, and 932 instead of 928 in the January-March quarter.

“The government is shouldering its responsibility towards daughters dedicatedly and honestly and careless employees will not be spared at any cost,” said Urban Local Bodies Minister, Kavita Jain.

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