RAJOURI: District Administration Rajouri has taken strong exception to the stand of College Teachers Association(CTA) on the competence of ADC to take cognizance of college teachers found on unauthorised absence.
In a statement, the spokesperson of the district administration termed a statement of CTA as unwarranted, unlawful and devoid of merits terming it as undue trade-unionism to cover unauthorised absenteeism, and an uncalled for interference in established Single Line Administration.
“The College Teachers Association in its press note had termed that Additional Deputy Commissioner is not competent to take cognizance of college teachers found on unauthorised absence, on the false ground of pay scales a point which is far from reality and establishes legal procedure as well as government orders in this regard as well as inherent powers of the officers” the spokesperson said.
The District Administration termed the stand of CTA as unlawful and contrary to the laid down rule position, adding that such unionism will not hamper the executive action.
It further cited that High Court of J&K has upheld the powers of District Development Commissioner to suspend and take disciplinary action against even senior officers recruited through state PSC acting as appointing authority under single line administration. The matter has been settled in SWP No 423 of 2007. The power of Major HoD and administrative department for such matters vested in DDC upheld by highest court in state is a settled law. The SHRC observation cited by CTA has no effect or binding on the executive authorities, the statement reads
“Additional Deputy Commissioner in his inherent capacity, or capacity as District Vigilance Officer or deputed by DDC is well within his powers to inspect attendance in any Govt Degree College. He is vested with powers of District Magistrate under RPC,” the district administration asserted further.