Wednesday, February 15, 2012


Srinagar Feb 15 (Only Kashmir): The Jammu and Kashmir government has decided to sack 13 middle and low rung officials on charges of corruption.
The government took the decision on the basis of recommendations of a panel which probed charges of corruption against the officials following complaints against them.
This is for the first time since the National Conference-Congress government took office in 2009 that any major step against corruption has been taken.
An official spokesman said this was the first batch of officials who have been ordered to be retired prematurely, which amounts to dismissal from service.
The officials mostly belong to the engineering departments.
The names of officers/officials are given as under:-
1. Surinder Singh S/O Sanmukh Singh, I/C Executive Engineer, ERA, J&K (PHE Department).
2. Farooq Ahmad Khoru S/O Ghulam Ahmed Khoru, I/C Executive Engineer, Irrigation Division Sumbal (PHE Department).
3. Noor Mohammad Bhat S/O Wali Mohammad Bhat, I/C DFO, Planning & Publicity division Srinagar (Forest Department).
4. Mohammad Maqbool Bhat, I/C AEE, Phalgam Development Authority, Phalgam,PWD(R&B).
5. Khursheed Anwar Shah S/O Kh. Habibullah Shah, AEE PMGSY, GanderbalPWD(R&B).
6. Aijaz Ahmad Kirmani S/O Ghulam Nabi Kirmani, I/C AEE, J&K Police Housing Corporation Srinagar PWD(R&B).
7. Smt. Shaheen Akhter W/O Abdul Rauf Gujjar, Head Master, High School, Kallar, Rajouri(Education Department).
8. Shri Madan Lal S/O Mangal Dass, Head Draftsman, PWD(R&B) Electric Division Jammu.
9. Shri Parshotam Lal S/O Gian Chand, JE, attached with Director, Rural Development, Jammu (Rural Development Department).
10. Shri Vachitter Singh S/O Gajay Singh, Lineman posted at EM&RE Division-I Parade Jammu (Power Development Department).
11. Shri Gulzari Lal, Technician-III, EM&RE Division-III, Jammu (Power Development Department).
12. Smt. Shama Bakshi W/O Pawan Kumar, the then Assistant Compiler, GP Fund Office, Gangyal, presently attached in the office of Joint Director Funds, Jammu (Finance Department).
13. Shri Subash Chander Raina S/O Moti Lal Raina, Accounts Assistant, Joint Director, Accounts &Treasuries, Jammu (Finance Department).
An official spokesman has informed that the standing committee under the Chief Secretary is reviewing more cases for sack action, the list of such officers may also include some senior officers of the Government.
Official spokesman further informed that on the overall directions of the Chief Minister, the Chief Secretary has also directed all Administrative Secretaries to review the cases of corrupt and inefficient officials at their own level and also to speed up the departmental inquiries.(OK)


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