Govt orders inquiry into appointment of JKIMPARD faculty members

ACS Home heads Panel, to give report in one month

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Jan 23: The Government today constituted a Committee to enquire into appointment of faculty members in Jammu and Kashmir Institute of Management, Public Administr-ation and Rural Development (JKIMPARD) in violation of rules.
An order to this effect was issued today by the General Administration Department (GAD) Secretary Dr Piyush Singla.
The Committee shall be serviced by the J&K IMPARD, the order read.
The Committee has been asked to submit its report within one month from the date of issuance of order.
As per order, the Committee will be headed by Financial Commissioner (Additional Chief Secretary), Home Department as the Chairman.
Four Members of the Committee include Director General, J&K Institute of Public Management, Administration and Rural Development, Secretary to the Government, General Administration Department, Secretary, Department of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs and Director General (Codes), Finance Department.
“The Committee shall also enquire into the reasons for not previously reporting to the Government the irregular appointments of the faculty members in the Institute, which pre-date the term of the current Director General,” the order read.
The Committee, as per the order, has been asked to enquire the number of meetings of the Governing Council required to be held under norms vis-à-vis the actual number of meetings held over the last five years and whether the matter involving “irregular appointments” was ever brought to the notice of the members of the Governing Council.
It further said that the Committee shall also evaluate overall functioning of the IMPARD over the last five years and submit its recommendations for improving work/academic environment, management efficiencies and institutional integrity on sustainable basis.