Srinagar, July 2: Principal Secretary Finance Department Navin K Choudhary chaired the first meeting of the Empowered Committee constituted under SRO-520 to consider cases for regular engagement of casual/seasonal/need-based and other workers here today.
The Committee considered 50 cases of various departments and cleared 21 cases which include five in PWD, two in Home Department, three in Finance, 10 in PHE/I&FC and one case in Housing and Urban Development Department.
Nine cases of Industries and Commerce Department and 20 cases of Technical Education Department were returned for want of deficiencies in documents.
Being the first meeting, the Committee also discussed way forward for speedy consideration of cases and rules governing the regular engagement. The Committee decided that all cases cleared by the Empowered Committee will be given a unique Finance Department Code Number (FDCN) having five digits which will be a running number and will be unique to each of the person cleared for regular engagement.
This will facilitate not only identification but also determining the date of their discontinuation on superannuation.
The Committee also decided that the Finance Department will draft and circulate a Model Order of regular engagement which will be followed by all departments while issuing orders after clearance by the Empowered Committee.
The next meeting of the Committee will be held on July 6, 2018.