Srinagar: The KAS Officers Association has today welcomed recent Government Order whereby a senior, experienced KAS officer from 1999 batch Ms Rubina Kounsar has been posted as Mission Director ICPS, replacing Mr. Hilal Bhat who had been appointed by Social Welfare Department without following due procedure.
In a statement issued here, the Association said that move has not only lifted the morale of the KAS fraternity, but every such positive gesture from the Government will only make the officers more determined and motivated to work with rejuvenated fervour towards the welfare of the state and its people.
Pertinently, the KAS cadre has been feeling marginalized by the recent posting of non-cadre officers and some professionals against cadre posts without following proper norms. The KAS officers feel that such practice not only erodes the sanctity of merit, but poses a question mark on the credibility of our prestigious Institutions like PSC which selects the KAS officers after putting them through toughest competitive exam in a fair and transparent manner.
The Association expressed hope that in coming days the remaining non-cadre officers and those appointed without following due procedure will also be replaced by KAS officers.