Some vested interests polluting atmosphere in Agri Deptt: JKATA

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, May 24: The Jammu and Kashmir Agriculture Technocrats Association (JKATA) has alleged that some vested interests in Kashmir valley were trying to pollute atmosphere in Agriculture Department by creating wedge between the Kashmir and Jammu based technocrats.
The office bearers of JKATA in a specially called emergency meeting today held under the leadership of Dr Surinder Radotra, expressed serious concern over the malicious and fabricated propaganda unleased by some elements in Kashmir against the Agriculture Department by creating wedge between the technocrats from Kashmir and Jammu regions. The meeting unanimously condemned the act of vested interests and warned them to desist from such acts.
During deliberations on the issue, it was felt that some Kashmir based vested interests are trying to create a regional divide among the Agriculture technocrats of UT of J&K. It said a handful of people with malicious designs are trying to pollute the atmosphere of entire Agriculture Department by carrying out false propaganda by misleading some local media persons.
Not having faith in the Government machinery of J&K UT, some Valley based persons are spreading false information against the decisions taken by Lieutenant Governor, Chief Secretary and Principal Secretary Agriculture regarding UT level DPC of AEA’s.
It was again resolved that the Association will fight tooth and nail to get the DPC conducted on UT level after fixing the seniority of entire UT based Agriculture Technocrats of AEA cadre as per spirits of SRO-723, SRO-732 and SRO-375 issued by J&K Government from time to time. Based on these SROs, JKSSB has in a recent past in year 2019 advertised and recruited 69 JAEO’s under then state cadre level.
Some valley based vested interests have tried to malign the name of the Association president by way of false propaganda, inputs without any substance. The office bearers took strong note of this mischief and unanimously resolved to register strong protest, followed by legal action against the people and Valley based media organisation and also move to the Press Council of India.
The Association has once again requested the Lt Governor to get the UT level DPC of the AEA’s conducted at an earliest thus relieving the frustrating Agriculture Technocrats of J&K.
The meeting was also attended by Prakash Veer Singh (general secretary), Amit Gupta (secretary), Charanjeet Singh and other office bearers of the Association.