JAMMU, Jan 18: Jammu and Kashmir Electrical Engineering Graduates Association (JKEEGA) today met Principal Secretary Power Development Department (PDD) Rohit Kansal, here at Civil Secretariat, Jammu and projected their demands.
Led by Sachin Tickoo (general secretary, JKEEGA) along with Ashok Kumar Dubey (vice president), M P Singh (provincial secretary), Rajeshwar Jamwal (provincial publicity secretary), Yash Paul (organizing secretary) and Vipul Sharma (treasurer) and raised many issues of the electrical engineers.
The delegation members apprised Rohit Kansal that the regularization of engineers had been mandated by SAC in its meeting on October, 22, 2019 with the directions that the proposal for regular promotions be processed on fast track at departmental level without referring to Public Service Commission as one-time exemption. They asserted to speed up the process as the whole process was supposed to be completed within 02 months by 30-11-2019 (GO No. 191-PDD of 2019 dated 23-10-2019).
The members also informed that at present salary of the staff is met out of “Grant-in-Aid” from Government and same is being regulated on advance drawl basis at Secretariat level. “This procedure seems a bit ineffective as final settlement of expenditure accounts throughout the J&K is still pending from the date of emergence of corporations and this process has also diluted the efficacy of remitting serving employees monthly contribution/subscription towards different schemes,” they added.
Further the delegation also urged the Principal Secretary to regulate the transfers in the Corporations and create a transparent transfer policy for within and among the corporations so that common employee feels that rules and regulations are being followed while effecting transfers by the Managing Directors of the newly created corporations and a sense of accountability is created down rank and file.
The delegation expressed hope that fast track approach shall be adopted for filling all the vacant positions in the hierarchy.
The Principal Secretary gave patient hearing to all the issues and promised their early redressal.