KL News Network
Urging the government to do the restructuring of KPS on the analog of KAS, Peoples Democratic Front president and MLA Khansahib Hakim Mohammad Yasin Monday said the differences within the PDP-BJP alliance government over the issue of restructuring of KPS has once again brought to the fore that the coalition has inherited contradictions.
The PDF President in a press statement issued in Jammu said, “When government has kept seats reserved to get the rank of IAS officers for KAS officers who also get selected through the Combined Entrance Examination, why an issue has been created over KPS restructuring. Service grievances of the KPS officers are justified and some promotional aspect should be kept for them.”
“Reportedly failing to get through her proposal of reservation of two IPS posts of IGP and four IPS posts of the DIG for J&K police officers, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti sahiba left the cabinet meeting in a huff as ministers from BJP resisted any conversion of IPS cadre posts for the promotion of KPS officers.The The issue has blown the lid of the differences between ruling PDP and BJP coalition partners,” he said.
“We have been saying from the day one that the slogan of amalgam of north pole and south pole is wrong. This alliance has inherited contradictions and time and again the alliance partners have been fighting even over petty issues. It has affected the overall governance in the state,” Hakim Yasin said.
He added that Chief Minister shouldn’t have walked out of the cabinet meeting and instead should implement the decisions. “Otherwise the authority of the Chief Minister gets undermined. If on a small administrative issue, the Chief Minister can’t take a decision and has to leave the meeting how can bigger issues be settled by this government,” Hakim Yasin asked.
He also expressed serious concern over the treatment meted out to Kashmir University Vice Chancellor Prof Khurshid Iqbal Andrabi by an officer of J&K police at Udhampur. “There are dozens of VIPs in the state who move in tinted glass vehicles. Why isn’t police taking any action against them. It is highly deplorable that an acclaimed academic of the state is treated with disregard,” the PDF chief said.
He demanded a time bound probe into the incident and said government should ensure such incidents are not repeated.