JAMMU, July 9: Retired unregularised Electrical Engineers have expressed strong resentment over the attitude of administrative department.
A meeting of Retired Unregularised Electric Engi-neers Forum was held today at Jammu under the chairmanship of its convener Suraj Prakash to take stock of the situation regarding regularization. All the engineers present were dismayed at the progress of the case in administrative department which is almost nil. As assured by Commissioner /Secretary, during Forum’s meetings from time to time since his taking over the charge of the PDD, it was expected that real progress on ground would be achieved and orders for regularization will be issued before the Darbar move or soon after it opened in Srinagar. But there was no progress in the case.
During the subsequent deliberations the members were very critical of the Government & administrative department. No less a personality than the Governor Satya Pal Malik himself had castigated the administration for failing to frame seniority lists & regularization of Engineers during a television interview soon after he took over as Governor of Jammu & Kashmir almost a year back. This was followed by a press conference by the Chief Secretary of the State wherein he made some scathing observations about the poor functioning of some departments which he substantiated by mentioning that no seniority lists of engineers have been finalized in the engineering wings of the secretariat for decades together.
The RUEEF is unable to figure out whether such candid admissions by the powers that be have failed to awaken those officers out of their deep slumber against whom such observations were made and who are supposed to do necessary ground work for regularization of engineers or it was merely a public stunt to show that Governor’s administration is seized of the genuine grievances of its employees. It was decided to again bring to the notice of the Governor and Chief Secretary.