77% complaints await disposal by SVC: Govt

Jammu: Around 77 per cent of complaints are pending before the State Vigilance Commission (SVC) since its constitution, the government said on Wednesday.
In a written reply to a question by PDP president, Mehbooba Mufti, Minister-In-Charge, General Administration Department (GAD), Omar Abdullah said that out of 1083 complaints received/transferred to SVC, only 252 complaints have been disposed so far by it.
Abdullah said 798 complaints were received by SVC while 285 were transferred to it, out of which 831 are pending before it.
The government enacted the J&K State Vigilance Commission Act, 2011 and notified the Jammu and Kashmir Vigilance Commission Rules, 2013, vide SRO-472 (Dated November 19, 2013) to fully enforce the provisions of the Act.
SVC deals with graft-related complaints, and if it is found that the case is made out, it is sent for investigation to the State Vigilance Organization (SVO).
To a supplementary question, Abdullah said that of 547 IAS, IPS, KAS, and KPS officers, and Directors and Managing Directors, who had been promoted from 2012 onward, five had not obtained a no objection certificate (NOC) from the SVO.
Giving details, he said 52 IAs officers, 74 IPS officers, 226 KAS officers, 95 KPS officers and 100 Directors and Managing Directors had been promoted during this period.
Of them, an IAS officer Vinod Koul, four KAS officers—Mohammad Yousuf Dar, Hemant Kumar Sharma, Basharat Saleem, and Mubarak Singh—had complaints pending with the commission.
Abdullah said as according to the rules and the Supreme Court’s directives, the promotion of an officer could only be withheld if a chargesheet had been issued against him or if prosecution had been sanctioned or if the officer had been placed under suspension.
“As these officers did not fall under any of these categories, they had been promoted along with others,” he added.