Govt likely to probe illegal appointments in PSUs

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Srinagar, Jun 18 : The Jammu and Kashmir government is likely to probe alleged illegal appointments in various state owned corporations, KNS has learnt.

Sources close to the government told Kashmir News Service (KNS) that the Governor Satya Paul Malik has taken strong note of the allegations that over the years scores of employees have been appointed illegally in the state owned corporations. “To dig out the truth in this, the Government is likely to inquire all such illegal appointments,” sources told KNS.

Sources maintained that the government will identify all those responsible for making appointments without advertisements and vacancies in the corporations.

It has been alleged that maximum beneficiaries were political workers who were adjusted in different corporations without considering fallout on the financial health of the corporations.

Sources said that the government over the years has failed to probe these appointments and book the culprits.

Sources further informed that there are allegations that many of the backdoor appointees in some corporations were first appointed as consolidated and later placed in the grade pay within shortest possible time by setting all rules and regulations aside.

“Though many house committees were constituted in Jammu and Kashmir to look into the illegal and backdoor appointments made in the state government departments, public undertakings and corporations, but these committees never succeeded to probe the matter,” sources maintained.

Sources alleged that each corporation had appointed illegally over hundred blue eyed persons. There was no accountability as how these appointments were made and thereafter given two to three grade promotions.

It is also a known fact that, most of the corporations are in losses and heavily dependent on the government for paying salaries to the staff and carrying out their day today activities.

It is to mention here that the government, in order to check the menace of illegal, backdoor appointment and re-employment had issued an order, wherein all government departments, PSU’s and other organization were debarred for making temporary arrangements and the blanket ban was imposed on making illegal appointments and re-employment. It was also mentioned in the order that all the re-employment orders issued by various government departments are revoked with immediate effect.

However as per the sources, the aforementioned order was not implemented in letter and spirit, rather the government departments and public sector undertakings had chosen to continue making re-employment and back door appointments. (KNS)

 

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