Govt promotes Junior KAS officers allegedly in violation of SC directions, own order

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By GNS on 06/02/2019.

Govt promotes Junior KAS officers allegedly in violation of SC directions, own order

Srinagar, Feb 6: Government has promoted 40 joiner KAS officers in violation of Supreme Court Judgment and also of its own order in 2002 (No.107-GAD of 2002 dated 16.01.2002) wherein it was ensured that no quota be diverted from one source of appointment to another, sources said.

They said that the Government has to maintain and notify complete record about the cadre strength of each category of posts in different services as also of the number of in position officers from different sources of appointment in each category.

“This would enable the department to ensure that while working out vacancies in any category of the post of each quota, the sources of appointment of retirees are taken into account,” they said.

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The quota for various sources of appointment are usually prescribed under rules as a percentage of the total strength of posts available in that category and not just of the vacancies that may be currently available.

“Therefore, it is necessary that the Government carefully monitored the number of in position officers from different sources of appointment in each category of posts where two or more sources of appointment have been prescribed,” they said further.

The GAD, they said, has to notify the vacant slots of each department in proportion to their share out of the total cadre strength for which there are budgetary provisions and has to ensure that same is kept in that particular year of that department and not just out of the old cadre strength which the Government is duty bound to update every year on its own and not on the request of the employees.

Instead of notifying these slots, they said the GAD has merely called the details of the feeding service members along with their APRs and integrity who are in substantial grade after 2008.

“There are already many litigations in the different Court of law due to this anomaly,” they added. Meanwhile, anger is simmering among the promoted officers of various feeding services and today the non-gazetted officers of the secretariat went on completed strike.

It has been learnt that employees of the various other field departments are also likely to go on strike soon if their demand was not redressed in time.

Already a high powered Government Committee and employees grievances redressal committee has been constituted by the government which is headed by the Advisor to the Governor