Jammu, Feb 11: Department of Industries and Commerce Civil Secretariat Jammu issued a Govt order No 58-IND of 2018 dated 09-2-18 wherein 05 officers (FM/PM) have been assigned the additional charge of General Managers Of different Districts.
The irony of the Department is that the General Manager post is of the rank of Additional Secretary and the officers who have been assigned the additional charge by virtue of said Government order are way back Junior to the various KAS Officers working in different capacities in the state.
Moreover Junior scale KAS officers who are presently working in the capacity of FM/PM in different Districts have also been ignored. These include Junior scale officers of 2011,12,13,15 batch.
The junior scale KAS officers of 2011 batch have even been granted selection grade by GAD recently. Needless to mention here that the said order has been issued in total violation of norms.
When contacted president AJJSKA telephonically strongly condemned issuance of such order and termed it unfortunate on part of KAS service. He further added that these type of orders are demoralising for KAS officers and in this regard a representation has been submitted to the commissioner/Secretary Industries and commerce for rescinding of the said order and hoped for positive outcome from the Deptt. (KNS)