Like our Facebook Page

Early Times Newspaper Jammu, Leading Newspaper Jammu
Breaking News :   Muslim brethren serve Kheer to Amarnath pilgrims | Sham Lal Sharma Felicitated Newly Elected President Of Yuva Rajput Sabha | Div Com Jammu reviews developmental scenario of district Ramban | Silt flushing of Dulhasti Dam: Doda administration issues advisory | AYUSH hospital Doda to restarts functioning | DDC takes stock of development activities in Rajouri town | DC Doda flags off Hajj pilgrims | DC reviews progress on Shahpur Kandi, Ujh Multipurpose projects | Defence forces owes Rs 24.5 crore as rent to landowners in Jammu and Kashmir | Govt formulating policy for return of Pandits: Governor | No proposal to review prices under Ayushman Bharat scheme | Government Might Extend Ongoing Parliament Session By 2-3 Days: Report | PDP Leader's Personal Security Officer Shot Dead By Terrorists In Kashmir | Garib Rath Train Restored On Two Routes, Says Railways | Bill to amend RTI law introduced in LS amid opposition | Bill to protect rights of transgenders in LS | Case of fraud, manipulation registered against 'Shadi Ke Patasay' director Shahid Kazmi | After terror, Kashmir faces new menace: Drug addiction | Change necessary for things to work: Munish to people | Will distribute my salary among needy' | Major illegal constructions coming up inside Dal lake, LAWDA silent! | Disabled couple seek govt job | Delayed filling up of 6 LC seats under Panchayat, ULB quota likely | Pulwama like incidents will continue: Experts | SRTC voluntary retireed employees continue to face Govt apathy | 2 sisters die due to `negligence' of nursing staff at Makol | Trikuta Nagar Sect 2A residents raise walls to stop sewerage water | ABVP protests lack of seats for undergraduate courses | SC/ST/OBC Corp organizes awareness camp | Jodhamal organizes American Field Service workshop | 'Aaun Aan Shinda' poster, trailer released with fanfare | JKSAC for final settlement of DPs as per JPC report | Pakistan Occupied Kashmir: fragile eco-systems being destroyed by covetous Pakistan | Nelson Mandela remembered as a saint, a sage of humanity in line with Mahatma Gandhi | JuD chief, Hafiz Saeed in judicial custody | No one tried to mitigate our sufferings: Trikuta Nagar Extn residents tell Munish | Naveen Chaudhary sets timeline for I&C Deptt languishing projects completion | Nanak Nagar drain: A monster in rainy season | Sunder Mohalla turns dirty, residents blame administration | District Hospital Udhampur becomes first J&K hospital to get NQAS Certification | DC Doda issues order for monitoring mechanism of punctuality in govt offices | IFB organizes Monsoon Exchange Mela | JU emerges as group winner at national competition | Natrang artist selected for Ustad Bismillah Khan Puraskar | Bovine smuggling bids foiled in Rajouri, 5 arrested | JKSRTC to start night service from Srinagar to Jammu from August 15 | Selected as fighter pilot in IAF, village girl motivating youngsters in J&K | Cement Industries violate norms, threatens public health | One killed, 11 injured in Poonch accident | HC issues notices to J&K, convicts | ABVP extends support to Sanskrit scholars, students | IGP Jammu takes Security review of SANJY-2019 | Over 4K set out for Amarnath, as Yatra breaks record | Despite attachment, 'erring' clerk calling the shots for 4 month | Mankotia calls on chairman NGT; expresses concern over waste dumping at River Tawi | Up-gradation work of lanes begin at Nanak Nagar | Prof. Soz criticizes Vikramaditya Singh for comment on 13th July martyrs | 12 chemist stores inspected in Rajouri | Govt cheating people in the name of new Degree Colleges: Harsh | Amit kickstarts Swachhta Abhiyan at SANJY Nunwan Base Camp | BJP miserably fails to address various public issues: Pawar | Advisor Kumar inaugurates office of State Spatial Data Infrastructure | DC Jammu for maximum coverage of PM-SYM, PM-KISAN | Back Issues  
news details
Planning Deptt employees angry at SAC decision
'Accounts Service Financial Service should be merged'
9/25/2018 10:26:09 PM
S Tahir-ul Haq

Early Times Report

SRINAGAR, Sept 25: The Planning, Development and Monitoring Department employees have decided to protest against recent State Administrative Council (SAC) decision to transfer the former's powers to Finance Department.
Recently, the Finance Department issued an order vide no: 407-FD of 2018, dated 20-09-2018. The order states that allocation of expenditure functions and related issues of authorization, releases, revalidation, re-appropriation etc are transferred from Planning Development and Monitoring Department to the Finance Department.
Also, the allocation of functions as listed at Annexure "A" rests with the Finance Department and functions listed at Annexure "B" with the Planning Development and Monitoring Department, the order said.
Sources said that as per the recent SAC decision, Functions of Planning Department has been transferred to Finance Department and Planning Department has been left toothless. So the employees want complete merger of the Finance and Planning Departments.
The eligibility qualification of JK Economic and Statistics cadre is specialized PG with Economics, Statistics, Commerce and Mathematics while as for JK Accounts Service it is simple graduation, said sources.
They said that people from Economic, Statistics, and Mathematics background can run finances with better efficiency than those with Graduation in Urdu, Kashmiri, Person, English, Hind, Sociology, Psychology, zoology etc. It is Injustice with our cadre.
In Planning Department there are almost 5000 employees the functions have been shifted to Finance Department and only Monitoring, Statistics functions have been kept with Planning Department.
The personnel of Planning are experts as the eligibility of the Cadre is PG with Economics, Statistics, Commerce and Mathematics. It is totally Injustice and the future of the Planning Cadre is at stake, a top rank officer of Planning and Monitoring told Early Times.
He said that the cadre namely J&K economic and Statistics service Gazetted as well as non-gazetted personnel are on pen down strike.
This is due to the recent State Administrative Council (SAC) decision wherein all the powers were transferred to Finance Department and also the Cadre was also shifted to Finance Department. Our demand is complete merger with Finance Department with separate seniority.
Our demand is complete merger with Finance Department with a separate cadre of J&K Economics and Statistics service with assured career progression as we are the highest qualified Cadre in the State.
Our basic qualification for this exam is PG with Economics Statistics Commerce and Mathematics while as for KAS eligibility is simple graduation.
However sources further said that seven divisions have been given to Finance Department including, Directorate of Accounts and Treasuries, Directorate of Establishment (currently known as codes division), Directorate of Establishment, Directorate of Institutional Finance and Resource, Revenue Division, Budget Division, Expenditure Division,
While as four divisions have been kept with Planning department including Monitoring Division, Planning Division, Economics and Statistics Division, Special Functions Divisions.
The decision is totally unilateral and biased wherein the Finance Department has encroached upon the roles and responsibilities of the Planning Department, sources said.
The officers expressed deep anguish and dismay as to why the recent cabinet decision of BJP -PDP led government of empowering Planning Department has been over ruled in a jiffy without consulting the senior officers in the state.
It is pertinent to mention here that the Planning department has always shouldered responsibilities assigned to it in most turbulent times in the state and officers of its cadre have proved their metal time and again.
The officers urged upon the Governor S P Malik, Advisors and Chief Secretary to immediately rollback the decision of SAC, which they say is unjustified and could prove hazardous to the age old system put in place by successive governments.
  Share This News with Your Friends on Social Network  
  Comment on this Story  
Early Times Android App
BSE Sensex
NSE Nifty
Home About Us Top Stories Local News National News Sports News Opinion Editorial ET Cetra Advertise with Us ET E-paper
J&K Govt. Official website
Jammu Kashmir Tourism
Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board
Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board
Shri Shiv Khori Shrine Board
Train Enquiry
Jammu Kashmir Bank
State Bank of India
Passport Department
Income Tax Department
IT Education
Web Site Design Services
Jammu University
Jammu University Results
Kashmir University
IGNOU Jammu Center