JKCEGA urges Admn to address stagnation of Engineers in JSD

Excelsior Correspondent

Srinagar, Mar 19: The J&K Civil Engineering Association (JKCEGA) today urged the administration to look into the matter of stagnation of Engineers in the Jal-Shakti Department (JSD).
In this regard, an Executive Council Meeting was held at JKCEGA’s head office at the Engineering complex in which among other issues, the stagnation of Engineers at all ranks in the Jal-Shakti Department was discussed threadbare.
On the occasion, the Executive Council expressed disappointment and said that that on one hand Government of India is stressing to execute the flagship programme of Jal Jeevan Mission (Har Ghar Nal Se Jal) on war footing basis, on the other hand, “additional charges are being handed over to Superintending Engineers, Executive Engineers and Assistant Executive Engineers almost on daily basis.”
JKCEGA said that a specific survey done by the Executive Council revealed that almost 40 divisions in Jal-Shakti Department await the posting of Executive Engineers.
“While all of these 40 divisions are being managed by additional charges, how can the time-bound programs under JJM, Amrut, Smart City, Capex, Languishing etc. be achieved in time when an Engineer is overloaded with additional charges,” JKCEGA said.
After a threadbare discussion, Executive Council passed a unanimous resolution to approach the LG Administration at all levels highlighting the misery of stagnation in the Jal-Shakti Department.
“Immediately the office bearers of JK-CEGA acted upon the resolution passed and wrote to Hon’ble LG UT of J&K, Chief Secretary J&K as well as Commissioner cum Secretary Jal-Shakti Department J&K,” JKCEGA said.
JKCEGA has requested the LG Administration to take cognizance of the stagnation of Engineers in JSD so that the career progression, as well as the timely completion of flagship programmes of the Government of India, are ensured.