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Early Times Report
KISHTWAR, July 5: Several persons having just middle pass or Matric qualification, but with strong political connections, have been appointed in various government corporations like SIDCO, SICOP and JK Cements, in brazen violation of all rules and regulations.
The sensational revelations regarding backdoor appointments came to the fore after official documents were presented in the Assembly in October 2017, as the then government accepted that 22 appointments were made in various corporations including J&K SICOP and JK Cements falling under the administrative control of Industries and Commerce Department in last four years.
Sources say that the former PDP-BJP government also made about 20 such appointments in violation of the rules and regulations. They urged upon the Governor Satya Pal Malik to look into the matter and order immediate cancelation of all those appointments made in violation of rules and regulation through backdoor.
"How can an employee be first appointed on consolidated basis and later placed in a 20200 plus grade of Special Secretary within shortest possible of time by setting all rules and regulations a side," the sources asked.
As per the list of backdoor appointees available with "Early Times", Ameena, daughter of Abdul Aziz Dar, of Khrew, Pampore (Pulwama) having qualification of 7th pass was appointed on 15-10-2013 in J&K Minerals Limited; Vinod Kumar, son of late Pishori Lal, of Balli Bhawan, Kalakot, with middle pass as qualification was appointed on 2-07-2014 under SRO-43; Ishtaq Ahmed Magrey, son of late Wali Mohammad Magrey, of Water Khani, Dragmulla (Kupwara) with Matric as qualification; Neha Khajuria, wife of late Nariender Khajuria, of Tange Wali Gali, Kachi Chawani (Jammu) with Matric as qualification was appointed under SRO-43 on 2-07-2014; Vidhya Devi (10+2), wife of late Uttam Singh, of Kuttiyar Assar, and Ashish Singh, son of Ram Badur Singh, of Danday Nagar, Shahgal (Madhya Pradesh) having Diploma in Mine Survey as qualification was appointed as contractual on 28-01-2016 and his appointment has been made for statutory requirement at coal mines at Kalakot on terms and conditions as approved by the Cabinet vide No. 83/08 dated 15-05-1998 in J&K Mineral Department.
Similarly, in J&K Handloom Department the following persons were appointed: Tariq Ahmed Ganie (SRO-43), son of late Mohammad Abdullah Ganie, of Rainawari (Srinagar) with Middle Pass as qualification on 27-08-2014 as per the approval given by Board of Directors of the Corporation in its 61stmeeting held on 30-06-2014; Ashok Kumar, son of Dina Nath, of Narsoo (Udhampur) with under Matric as qualification appointed as consolidated basis @ Rs. 7000 per month with one day break after every 89 days along with Manjit Kumar, son of Satpal, of Sallan Hiranagar with 10th pass as qualification and Sanjay Sharma, son of Romesh Lal Sharma, of Channi Karcholi, Bari Bramana on same analogy as that of Ashok Kumar.
Jammu and Kashmir Cement limited made three appointments on 30-9-2015 which include Nissar Ahmed Parray (10+2), son of Abdul Rahim Parrey, of Shar, Pampore; Mohammad Amin Bhat (10+2 with ITI), son of Ghulam Mohammad, of Khrew, Pampore; and Rahul Raina (no qualification mentioned), son of Shuban Krishan, of Jammu. All the three appointees were first made on consolidated remuneration of Rs. 4500/month and later subsequently placed in the pay band of Rs. 5200-20200 + GP 1800.
J&K SICOP made appointment of five people under SRO-43which include appointments of Sudarshan (under Matric), son of late Ram Dayal, of Khaddian Smailpur Samba; Vikram Sharma (Matric), son of late Sham Lal, of Bishnah; Bashir Ahmed Sheikh (B.Com), son of late Abdul Majid Sheikh, of Bamloora Ganderbal; Mohammad Saleem Bhat (BA + B.Ed), son of late Ghulam Hussan Bhat, of Hugam (Anantnag); and Darshana Devi (9th pass), wife of late Om Prakash, of Ratha Battal Ballian (Udhampur).
J&K Handicrafts (S&E) Corporation Limited made five illegal appointments as consolidated employees which include Syed Anzar (Graduation), son of Syed Nizam-ud-Din, of Zadoora Pulwama on 20-10-2014); Recha (Matric with Diploma in Embroidery Poskari), daughter of Satvir Sawhney, of Rehari Jammu on 11-06-2015; Gowsia (MA), daughter of Mohammad Maqbool Malik, of Dalgate, Srinagar on 8-2-2014; Javaid Shafi (TDC), son of Mohammad Shafi Magrey, of Wattoo, Kulgam on 20-10-2014; and Tahir Farooq (Graduation), son of late Farooq Ahmed, of Nowpora, Srinagar appointed on 31-03-2016.
The sources said that the matter was also brought into the notice of the then Finance Minister Dr. Haseeb Drabu by the ruling party MLC, but despite the assurance, nothing was done by him at that time or so far by the incumbent government headed by Governor Satya Pal Malik.