Guv constitutes 5 Panels to probe scams, irregularities

Appointments in JKSC, SD to be probed
Gopal Sharma
JAMMU, May 10: Governor, Satya Pal Malik today ordered constitution of five Fact Finding Committees to investigate irregularities and scandals in various Government departments and recruitment procedures since 2010.
Official sources said that based on a large number of complaints received by the Governor’s Administration, regarding irregularities in the functioning of different Departments, the Government decided to constitute Fact Finding Committees headed by senior officers to go into these alleged irregularities and identify those responsible for the same.
Sources revealed that these Committees will look into irregularities in appointments in JK Sports Council, appointments in Skill Development, in awarding dredging contracts, macadamization contracts and in lack of progress in implementation of SWAN Project.
Each Fact Finding Committee will be headed by a senior officer and will submit its report before June 14, 2019, the sources said.
First Fact Finding Committee will examine illegal/ irregular appointments in JK Sports Council and the Youth Services and Sports Department from 2010 – 2018 and identify those responsible for irregularities, if any.
The Committee will be chaired by the Principal Secretary, Home. Secretary, Youth, Services & Sports will assist him.
Second Fact Finding Committee will examine fraudulent appointments in Skill Development Department and any Autonomous Body /Corporation/Organization under it from 2010 – 2018 and shall identify those responsible for fraudulent appointments.
This Committee will be chaired by Commissioner/ Secretary, Forest and will also include Secretary, DMRRR and Secretary, Technical Education.
Third Fact Finding Committee will examine irregularities in awarding dredging contracts and also look into implementation of dredging contracts in the Jhelum river and elsewhere by the Irrigation and Flood Control Department and by LAWDA from 2010 – 2018 and identify those responsible for irregularities.
This Committee will be chaired by Principal Secretary, H&UDD and include Commissioner /Secretary, Revenue and Commissioner/ Secretary, PHE/I&FC.
Fourth Fact Finding Committee will examine irregularities in awarding macadamization contracts and also look into irregularities in implementation of macadamization contracts from 2010 – 2018 and identify those responsible for irregularities.
The Committee will be chaired by Principal Secretary, Finance and include Principal Secretary, Planning and MD, JKPCC.
Sources further revealed fifth Fact Finding Committee will examine irregularities in lack of progress in implementation of SWAN Project.
The panel shall look into the reasons for delay in implementation of SWAN Project by the IT Department and irregularities, if any.
The Committee will be chaired by Principal Secretary, Transport and will include Principal Secretary, Industries and Secretary, Higher Education.
All the Committees have been asked to submit their reports by June 14, 2019.