PDP-BJP Govt demeaned writ of Cabinet: NC

Excelsior Correspondent
SRINAGAR, Dec 12: National Conference has expressed disappointment at the PDP-BJP Government demeaning the stature and writ of the State Cabinet by referring every administrative decision to New Delhi for prior approval before being approved by the Cabinet.
Referring to the recent failure of the Cabinet to even discuss the Kashmir Police Service restructuring in terms of avenues of promotion of KPS officers at par with their KAS counterparts, NC Provincial president Nasir Aslam Wani said the constitution of a Cabinet Sub Committee on this issue is a mere deflection of the Chief Minister standing her ground on this issue.
“Restructuring of the Jammu Kashmir Police Service so that young KPS officers have the same parity in terms of promotional avenues as KAS officers is a vital issue and will deliver justice to our young State cadre police officers. Former Chief Minister  Omar Abdullah had been a strong advocate of this restructuring and NC will continue to support this move. However, if the Government is serious about this issue the Chief Minister should show some bare minimum conviction and get this issue discussed and duly approved by the Cabinet. Referring this decision to New Delhi in the guise of a committee’s report is unfortunate”, the NC leader said.
Wani said the decision to form a Cabinet Sub Committee to constitute a report on this issue is just a complicated manner of surrender by the Chief Minister as BJP has clearly opposed this move. “Rather than walking out of the Cabinet and then buckling to BJP’s pressure,  the Chief Minister should stick to her stand and as an opposition we will support this move,” the NC leader said.
“If the State Cabinet has to get all moves and decisions unofficially vetted from New Delhi before taking any action, what is the fun of having Cabinet Meetings ? The Chief Minister has made a joke out of the State Cabinet and has denigrated the constitutional powers and stature of her own chair,” Wani added.


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