Under Secys, Private Secys running from pillar to post for confirmation

Authorities fail to submit DPC proposals to PSC

Avtar Bhat
JAMMU, Feb 10: About 40 Incharge Private Secretaries and Under Secretaries from feeding services in Civil Secretariat of J&K are running from pillar to post for grant of confirmation for last over three years as the General Administrative Department (GAD) has failed to submit their DPC proposals to Public Service Commission (PSC) in this regard till date.
According to sources, these incumbents are working as Incharge Private Secretaries and Under Secretaries in Civil Secretariat for last three years but despite their repeated pleas, the concerned authorities have failed to look into the matter by sending the DPC proposals to PSC for their confirmation.
Sources said these employees were promoted as Incharge Under Secretaries and Private Secretaries about three years back on the vacant posts in Civil Secretariat as per the precedence but were not confirmed or regularised on the post for want of confirmation by PSC as the GAD failed to submit the DPC proposals to the Commission till date.
Sources said it is a matter of utter humiliation for these incumbents that during last three years four times vigilance clearance was sought for 16 Under Secretaries among these 38 officers but still the proposals were not submitted to PSC to seek their confirmation.
Sources said the delaying tactics adopted by the authorities has generated a lot of resentment among these employees as well who said this way deliberate attempts are being made to debar them of promotional prospects.
Sources said in Committee of Secretaries (CoS) meeting dealt by GAD instructions are being given to all other departments to speed up process of Departmental promotions through DPCs while such rules are not implemented in the GAD itself which is a matter of concern for officers in the Department.
Sources said about 28 officers were made in charge Under Secretaries and 10 were made In Charge Private Secretaries over some years back but not confirmed to the post for reasons best known to the authorities at the helm of affairs despite the fact that they have completed all other documental formalities as required for the same.
Sources said that though it is the earnest desire of every Government official or officer to reach to higher post during his service period but to utter surprise of these officers they feel that their case is being deliberately delayed for some ulterior motives.
Sources said this has been for the first time in history of GAD when it took two to three years to seek the confirmation of officers from JKPSC. This has happened despite the UT Government has adopted e -office for delivery of good governance, they added.
Sources said that some lower rank officer have kept the issue pending for last three years for the reasons best known to them. The higher ups should immediately intervene in the matter to provide justice to deserving officers whose career has been unnecessarily put on stake, sources added.
However, when contacted, M K Dwivedi, Principal Secretary GAD said that he is not abreast with the issue as the same has not come into his notice so far. He said he will investigate the issue and seek the report to find out the reasons for the delay.