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Crime Branch zeroes in on alleged illegal promotions in J&K assembly

Last Updated on March 22, 2021 at 8:27 pm

Crime Branch Kashmir (CBK) has written to secretary of the assembly asking for seniority list of the promoted employees in an alleged illegal promotion case of workers.

Secretary Legislative Assembly Muzaffar Ahmad was sent a letter and email on March 8, 2021 seeking his position about the promotion of officers and officials. The letter which was sent also mentions the complaint received from the police station of CBK.

The letter also demands to produce the detailed report (including details like name/qualification/year of promotion) in regards to the Watch & Ward man who have been promoted as Press Mechanic. The correspondence sent by CBK includes 14 officers/officials. These employees are Reyaz Ahmad Gujar Khatana, Ghulam Rasool Khan, Tariq Ahmad Ganie, Mehraj-ud-din Ganie, Bashir Ahmad Wani, Bilal Ahmad Ganie, Yawar Hussain Sheikh, Bashir Ahmad Sheikh, Madu Rani, Kasturi Lal, Mohammad Saleem Bhat, Anjali Rani, Maroof Ahmad Bhat and Vinod Singh.

Correspondence also mentions that the matter may be treated as urgent. This email has been sent to personal account of secretary legislative assembly: Sources said that many officers who are employed in the legislative assembly secretariat have been promoted without even getting their documents verified.

Sources alleged that the legislative assembly secretariat doesn’t care much about draft rules. Many blue-eyed officers and officials have been promoted in past many years violating laid down rules and regulations. Even after when aggrieved employees complained about this issue to concerned quarters they hardly took any decision to punish offenders.

Sources further informed that the employees who are appointed as drivers in the assembly secretariat are off-duty and two close supporters of influential people working in the Watch and Ward section are driving the official vehicles of the assembly secretariat. They said that secretary of the assembly is deliberately keeping away designated drivers while public funds are continuously being used to give them travelling allowance (TA) and haltage charges. They wanted an investigation in this matter too.

Sources said that Deputy Secretary Farooq Ahmad who manages accounts section is set to retire in April. Secretary of legislative assembly has sent his case to the law department demanding an extension in his services with a monthly allowance of Rs. 35,000.