Srinagar: In an unusual sequence of orders, the Principal Sectary Power Development Department (PDD) transferred an Executive Engineer to three different places in last 24 hours.
According to the orders vide number 238/241/244-PDD-2017, the copies of which lies with Kashmir Reader, Manzoor Ahmad Dar, an engineer was transferred from Srinagar to Bijbehara as I/C Executive Engineer on 26th of October, while as, he was transferred again and posted at Budgam on the afternoon of 27th October and again transferred and posted at Pulwama on the evening of same day.
Chief Engineer PDD, Shahnaz Goni, said that the order of posting Manzoor Dar at three different places within 24 hrs was passed by the Principal Secretary and his office has no say in the matter. “It is their choice; I can’t comment about it,” he said.
Sources within the government said that the agriculture minister and MLA Chrare-e-Sherief, Ghulam Nabi Lone, objected to posting of Dar in Budgam and pressurized administration to issue another to amend the earlier order.
“Lone wanted a person close to him posted in his home district,” sources said.
Principal Secretary PDD, Dheeraj Gupta, didn’t respond to repeated calls by Kashmir Reader. Lone could not be reached for comment either.