Srinagar :Throwing all rules and resentment of the KAS cadre officers to dustbin, Minister for Transport Sunil Kumar has now cherry-picked an officer simultaneously for two cadre posts of RTO Kashmir & CEO Of Integrated Watershed Management Programme (IWMP).
Transporters and Workers Association General Secretary Mohmad Yousuf said “The order issued with the approval of Transport Minister says that Farooq Ahmad Rather “RTO Kashmir ” shall hold the charge of , CEO (IWMP) in addition to his own duties.The workers Association’s representation signed by its Secretary and delivered in the office of Commissioner Transport and had complained that Additional Charged posting of CEO (IWMP) had generated intense resentment and demoralisation among Transporters and workers of Kashmir. It had been pointed out in detail that most of the young KAS officers were being attached to insignificant office and field positions in blatant violation of the Rules and many of such posts were Alloted to blue eyed officers.
According to the Transfer Order Farooq Ahmad Rather,who also held the additional charge of CEO (IWMP) which seems clear favouritism and political violation of J&K Service Laws which make it incumbent upon the State Government to appoint one officer on both posts. He said that Rather was already holding the post of RTO Kashmir . He said that transport workers already raising hue and cry on such postings. The Regional Transport Office (Kashmir) Farooq Ahmad Rather was transferred on September 20 and posted as chief executive officer, Integrated Watershed Management Programme and was later asked to take the retain additional charge of RTO as well.
“We don’t understand the logic. The office involved with the public dealing has been given to an officer as an additional charge. The work is getting affected. Important files are gathering dust,” said an official.