JAMMU, May 01: KAS association has strongly protested the posting of Secretary Development Authority (SDA) as Executive Director State Rehabilitation Council on deputation replacing a senior selection grade KAS officer. General Administration Department (GAD) has made the transfers through an order 493 of 2016 dated 29-04-2016.
In an urgently called meeting, the Association expressed surprise over the manner in which a 2004 batch officer of Excise and Taxation Department, who is still working on OPG basis against time scale of KAS has been posted on a post which was always held by a KAS Officer holding special scale of KAS.
According to a statement of the Association, the KAS officers have pinned high hopes on the Chief Minister, who has an agenda of good governance in her mind which she has expressed on a number of occasions. The participants were of the view that Chief Minister was committed to do justice with the prestigious service of the state. “The service has suffered a lot during the last so many years for a number of reasons which shall be brought to her knowledge as soon as possible,” the statement added.
The Association said that these types of orders give a shock to the dedicated officers who remain waiting patiently for their upgradation.
“It was not understood as to why and how such proposals are being processed which are not even in consonance with the rules governing such issues. By posting a Commercial Taxes officer batch of 2004 whose interse seniority is pending adjudication in Supreme Court of India has been made to supersede more than 500 Officers for the reasons beyond the comprehension,” the statement added.
The Association said that instead of correcting the already committed mistakes, the GAD has heaped a great deal of injustice on the 600 strong cadre KAS fraternities whose members are performing their duties throughout length and breadth of the state in taxing conditions.
The Association has urged the Chief Minister, chief secretary and commissioner/secretary to Govt.GAD to have the matter looked into and have the rectifications made in order to restore the confidence of 600 strong KAS Officers.
It was resolved that KAS Officers will not tolerate a junior level officer who is yet to be inducted into Time scale of KAS on a post which has always been held by a special secretary level officer.