CEO refutes, demand action, assistance to deceased’s lone surviving daughter
Srinagar, Mar 09: Javaid Ahmad Hakak, a Srinagar resident, who along with his wife and three-year-old daughter was charred to death in Khanyar blaze on Friday, was disbanded from his duties almost eight months ago after serving in Integrated Watershed Management Programme (IWMP) in Rural Development Department (RDD) as helper for almost eight years.
According to wire service—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), Hakak had joined as DW helper in IWMP in the year 2012, but was disbanded from his services almost eight months back by the officials for the reasons known to them only.
Sources said that the deceased was kind and honest person and has served as helper with dedication. “Hakak along with other employees served as helpers and have been struggling to get regularised, but all in vein,” they said. The reliable sources added that two helpers including Hakak were “disbanded from duties.”
“The duo including Hakak had not done anything wrong, but we’re disbanded from their duties all of a sudden for unknown reasons,” sources said.
Project Manager Srinagar Ganderbal IWMP, Bilal Ahmad, who has joined recently said that he has also come to know that the deceased was working as helper but has no knowledge about it.
“Hakak was working as helper at secretariat level,” he said. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) IWMP, Muhammad Rafi Poswal, however, told KNO that he has not seen Hakak during his tenure, adding that he may have been receiving salary from Srinagar office.
However, the CEO said that the project by Government of India (GoI) under which Hakak was working is almost done and “all those working on it have to go as the project doesn’t exist anymore.”
The employees working in IWMP have meanwhile confirmed that Hakak was working in IWMP but was disbanded from his duties some months back