Irrigation Department Throws Cabinet Directives To Wind

KL Report


Despite Cabinet Approval and Finance department clearance, nearly two thousand employees of Flood and irrigation Control department in Valley have been running Post to Pillar for last four years to seek change in their designation.

Sources in the department revealed to KNS that at least 2204 employees, many of them already dead have been striving for their designation change in the department which is now over due for at least 4 years.

According to Sources among these 2204 employees, 257 are works supervisors, 586 guards, 39 office helpers, gardener 3, gadge reader 269, gadge operator 11, helper to Zildaral  22, chowkidar 08, Dak Runner 37, collies 990, and cleaner 02.

According to Sources, Change in designation in favour of these employees was sanction in the cabinet meeting Vide No. 57/7 dated. 20-05-2008 issued by the finance department. “Finance department has already given clearance to the designation change.” The sources told KNS.

The sources further revealed that the then Chief Engineer of Irrigation and Flood Control under communication vide No. 257F of 2008 dated 3-9-2008 has made recommendation to the higher authorities in this regard stating that the Finance Ministry has already given its clearance in the case saying, the change in designation would not have any financial implications, therefore it does not have any objection.

Chairman of the association of these employees Mehraj ud din told KNS, that at least 303 employees of Social Forestry have been given the designation change under order No. 468FST/2012 dtd. 30-11-2012. however he claimed that the employees of I&FC are being targeted for unknown reasons.

Meanwhile Chief Engineer I&FC Javid Jafer told KNS that the matter would be pursued seriously in t he coming days. “ I will take up the matter with the authorities and if Fiancée department ahs given clearance, there shouldn’t be any hindrance for the final approval in the designation change of these employees.” CE told KNS on Monday.


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