|Early Times Report |
jammu, Nov 8: Some officials of the SICOP remind one of the `evergreen' actors of Bollywood whose career ended with their death. There are officials in the SICOP, who like these Bollywood stars, never retire and are re-engaged just after their retirement.
Already cash starved corporation- Jammu Kashmir Small Scale Industries Corporation Limited (SICOP) has turned into rehabilitation centre for the retired officials who got superannuation from the same corporation in different capacity.
Sources said that the ailing corporation has re-engaged some officials just after their retirement in lieu of fat salaries.
These officials are Vijay Bakaya who retired from the post of Divisional Manager in finance in the same year, now has succeeded to get re-engaged in the corporation whereas, another official M L Koul who got retirement from the post of General Manager Administration in same financial year has also reengaged by the corporation.
Rajinder Singh Kabbo, who retired from the Public Works Department since decade ago as Assistant Executive Engineer, has also been serving the SICOP after superannuation, the reasons best known the authority concerned why it has so merciful towards the retired officials rather than fulfilling the permanent posts.
Sources further reveals that three former officials are: Anoop Anand, Surinder Kumar Gupta and Romesh Uppel who served the department different capacity as General Manager Finance, Deputy Manager Finance and Finance Manager and got retirement in year 2013, 2014 and 2010, have once again succeeded to get plum posting in finance wing on the name of internal audit.
While the General Manager, Administrative, G M Mir, who retired in 2010, has been re-engaged in the corporation after retirement at hefty salaries.
"To save the interests of these blue-eyed officials, the SICOP devised a unique modus operandi by releasing their salaries from the account of Chartered accountant rather than SICOP's official account", alleged sources.
However, the government Order No: 384-GAD of 2015, dated 17/03/2015 put a blanket ban on reengagement and read as "All the re-employment orders issued by various Government Departments are revoked with immediate effect. All the reengagements/arrangements made by the different Departments/ Public Sector Undertakings/Boards/Autonomous Bodies under any scheme against sanctioned posts without any selection procedure, even on Contractual basis, shall cease to exist with immediate effect". "Unfortunately, the officials are at higher rung showing thumb to government order and seems busy to reengage spree in violation of set norms", sources alleged.