KAS officers resent appointment of junior officer as SMC Commissioner

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Feb 11: An emergency meeting of KAS Officers Association was held today to condemn the recent move of the Government to give additional charge of the Commissioner, Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC), to a junior Medical Officer.
It was observed that the post of Commissioner, SMC has been identified as a deputation post for the Super Time Scale and falls in the fourth pay band having Grade Pay of Rs. 10,000, which is equivalent to the Grade Pay of Commissioner/Secretary to the Government. Giving the charge of this post to a Medical Officer, who figures at Serial No.689 of Seniority List of Medical Officers, defies any administrative logic.
The officers urged the Government to immediately withdraw the order and even if temporary charge is to be given, pending appointment of Commissioner, SMC, by the State Cabinet, it should be given to a senior officer of the State.
Giving the charge to a junior most Medical Officer is demeaning the post of Commissioner Srinagar Municipal Corporation, who is the custodian of the city of Srinagar.
The KAS Association also urged upon the Government to review and withdraw all such similar arrangements made in the past and pave way for posting of senior officers of the State.