Governor acts upon complaint, posting of tainted official cancelled

Excelsior Correspondent
SRINAGAR, Mar 13: Acting on a complaint lodged by employees Union of the Sher-i-Kashmir International Conference Centre (SKICC), Governor SP Malik, has ordered cancellation of the posting of former Director of the SKICC, Yasmeen Khan, who was posted as Chief Executive Officer Wullar-Mansbal Development Authority last week.
Khan was last year removed from the post of Director SKICC on allegations of large scale bungling in the SKICC. She was attached to the GAD after Excelsior exposed a multi crore scam in the SKICC in which she was involved. The Government ordered inquiry and a case was also lodged in Vigilance Organization (now Anti Corruption Bureau).
Khan was attached along with the Engineering Staff, for discreetly spent more than Rs 20 crores on unnecessary civil and electric works in the SKICC during 2016-2018. She had not followed the proper tendering procedure and a blue eyed contractor was allotted civil and electrical works for huge monetary benefits. The money was spent from the FDRs, which were meant for the pensionary and other benefits of the employees of the SKICC.
However, last week she was posted (Govt order No. 81-TSM of 2019 dated 09-03-2019) as Chief Executive Officer Wullar-Mansbal Development Authority despite pending inquiries.
However, acting on the complaint lodged against her appointment Government rescinded her posting order. “It is hereby ordered that Government order No. 81-TSM of 2019 dated 09-03-2019 issued under endorsement no. TSM/DA-04.2019 dated 09-03-2019, is not to be acted upon till further order”, reads the order.
The complaint lodged by the president of the employees Union SKICC Abdul Majeed Mir reads that number of inquiries are pending against Khan for swindle in the SKICC. “A number of inquiries were ordered by then Government, some of these are referred as under: Order No. 259-DDAIK of 2018 dated 04-06-2018, Government order No. 156 TSM of 2018 dated 19-04-2018, Government order No. 139 TSM of 2018 dated 09-04-2018 and No. SLK-IAM/18/2415 dated 30-05-2017)”, reads the complaint.