Commissioner RDD brings embarrassment to Govt

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35 employees still attached in various sections of his office

Srinagar, Aug 2: Even as the governor’s directions for the cancelation of attachments in government offices received a prompt response from the subordinate offices across the state, his own power of seat the Civil Secretariat looks to have made fun of the directions, causing a huge embarrassment to not only the Governor himself but also put huge question mark on the accountability in the corridors of power in the secretariat.
A news agency has learnt from reliable sources that dozens of employees attached in the Rural Development Department in the Civil Secretariat have been retained even after the stern direction of sending them back to their original place of posting came none other than the same secretariat. Sources said that thirty five employees mostly the casual laborers are still working in various offices of the RDD in secretariat triggering a stern protest from the Secretariat Employees Union. The news agency has accessed a list of attached officials who are still glued to secretariat despite standing orders of detachment.
As per the list furnished by the secretariat employees union to administrative secretary, the employees who are still working in secretariat in RDD department include Vikas Bhat (Sts. Officer Planning), Bhushan Lal Pandita (Jr. Astt), Tarun Kumar (JSA Planning), Satish Katal (JSA Planning), Gurdip Singh (VLW), Mohammad Lateef Bhat (VLW), Latief Ahmad Dar (VLW), Bashir Ahmad Teli (Helper), Bilal Ahmad Peer (Helper), Ghulam Rasool Lone (Helper), Asadullah Bhat (Orderly), Lateef Ahmad Banday (Mirab), Santosh Dhar (Plantation watcher), Mohammad Iqbal Shah (Orderly), Lateef Ahmad Shah (Orderly), Arshid Ahmad Shah (Orderly), Mushtaq Ahmad Mantoo (Orderly), Ashiq Hussain (Orderly), Zakir Hussain Shah (Orderly), Pankaj Pandita (Orderly), Ishtiyaq Ahmad Dar (Orderly), Shaheena Rasool (Computer Operator), Mohammad Himayun (PO Contractual), Shameem Ahmad Mir (PO Contractual), Mohammad Amin Shah (Contractual), Dilawar Hussain Shah (Consultant), AIjaz Ahmad Khan (Contractual), Mohammad Kamran Shamshad (Contractual), Showkat Hussain Bhat (Casual Labour), Basharat Maqbool (Contractual), Vijay Koul (Casual Labour), Shoib Farooq (Contractual), Mehbood Reshi (Contractual), Burhan Bashir (Contractual), Abdul Majid (Driver).
Sources said that the secretariat Employees Union has expressed strong reservation over the continuation of these employees and has urged the Administrative Secretary of the RDD department to send these “Casual laborers” back to their place of posting. In a strong worded letter to Administrative Secretary, the general secretary of the union has expressed shock for what he said, “Handing over the most important assignments to these casual laborers.” The General Secretary has urged Administrative Secretary to cancel the attachments immediately. (KNS)