SRINAGAR: After Kashmir Reader reported that a non-state subject has been employed as an officer by the Jammu and Kashmir Projects Construction Corporation (JKPCC), its Managing Director has written to Commissioner Secretary, Roads & Buildings (R&B) Department, to guide the corporation on further action to be taken on the officer’s appointment.
In a report published on August 7, this newspaper reported that Suresh Kumar Rekhi, on the basis of fraudulently secured Permanent Resident Certificates (PRCs) for himself, his two daughters, and his son, had obtained employment in the state government-owned JKPCC. An order issued on August 3 by the JKPCC appointed Rekhi as Technical Officer to the Executive Director of the company.
Suresh Rekhi fraudulently secured PRCs from the office of Assistant Commissioner (Revenue), Jammu. The state government cancelled all these PRCs through an order issued in May 2015.
After Kashmir Reader’s report, the JKPCC Managing Director has sent a letter to Commissioner Secretary R&B, a copy of which is with Kashmir Reader, saying that a court ruling to reinstate employees declared “dead wood” by the government, among whom Rekhi was one, had not taken cognisance of the fact that Rekhi’s fraudulent PRCs had been cancelled by the government in May 2015.
“As such, it is accordingly requested to guide the office with regard to cancellation of PRC issued to the petitioner and further legal action if any to be taken by this organisation,” the MD’s letter reads.
The JKPCC has said that prior to the reinstatement of Rekhi, it had apprised the Commissioner Secretary R&B about his fake PRCs, but in the meantime the General Administration Department issued the reinstatement order on August 3. The JKPCC said that the order was issued after Rekhi had initiated contempt proceedings against the GAD and Managing Director of JKPCC.