Early Times Report
SRINAGAR, Nov 12: Since the appointment of new Governor of J&K, many transfers and posting were made in different departments, but there are scores of departments where the employees were not transferred in last two decades and general public blames that the system has been rattled by few influential people.
According to sources, there are scores of employees in various departments including Public Health and Engineering (PHE), Power Development Department (PDD), I&FC, and Revenue who were not transferred from past many years due to unknown reasons.
"The PHE or PDD employees in Srinagar and other parts of the Valley have got many promotions since they were appointed in the department, but one fails to understand why the employees were not transferred when they have spent more than 10 years at one place", said sources.
They said if there is a limit of stay for maximum two-three years for other employees who are working in Health, Education, Finance, Tourism, etc, why the same rule is not applicable for other departments so that accountability and transparency could be ensured.
To bring transparency in the system is not only a work of one department, while the employees of other departments are virtually have a field day, said sources.
They said that corruption and favouritism has marred the career of the aspiring candidates who didn't get job in the departments of their choice despite even as they had completed their diplomas or degrees from different institutions.
Sources further said that in the NC-Congress coalition government, some ministers had broken this decades long tradition of transfers and postings. For example, an employee of PHE from south Kashmir was transferred to central Kashmir and an employee from north was transferred to summer capital Srinagar.
"The move was appreciable, but unfortunately the impact didn't last for long time, and now the Governor S P Malik and his advisers can play an important role in the transfer and postings of these employees who had served the department for more than a decade," sources added.