Jammu & Kashmir Administrative Services Officers Association has welcomed the posting of Ms Rubina Kousar, KAS as Mission Director ICPS, replacing HilalAhmad Bhat who had been appointed by the Social Welfare Department.
“The Association feels that the move has not only lifted the morale of the KAS fraternity, but every such positive gesture from the Government will only make the officers more determined and motivated to work with rejuvenated fervor towards the welfare of the state and its people,” said a statement issued by Waseem Raja, Publicity Secretary KAS Officers Association.
He said the KAS cadre has been feeling marginalized by the recent appointment of some professionals against cadre posts without following proper norms. “The KAS officers feel that such practice not only erodes the sanctity of merit, but poses a question mark on the credibility of institutions,” he said.
The Association expresses hope that in coming days the remaining officers appointed without following due procedure will also be replaced.