J&K Govt to verify service records of employees whose appointment orders aren’t available

Srinagar: In a significant move, the Jammu & Kashmir Government on Monday constituted a high-level committee to scrutinize/ verify service records of the employees whose initial appointment orders are not available.

An order available with KNO states that the committee headed by Principal Secretary Finance Department shall scrutinize/verify the entries recorded in the service books of such employees whose initial appointment orders are not forthcoming/available with reference to the other near analogous/supporting/ancillary record, which may be available with the departments and/or their subordinate offices to establish the genuineness/veracity of the said service record.

The five-member committee shall also comprise of Director General, Accounts & Treasuries, representative of General Administration Department (not below the rank of additional secretary), representative of ARI & Trainings Department (not below the rank of additional secretary) and representative of Department of Law, Justice & Parliamentary Affairs (not below the rank of additional secretary).

As per its terms of reference, the panel shall after establishing the genuineness/ veracity of the records of such employees, make appropriate recommendations to the concerned administrative departments for release of their salaries.

The committee has been empowered to make specific recommendations to the General Administration Department within one month in respect of the cases where the genuineness of service records could not be established beyond reasonable doubt.

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