SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference on Tuesday expressed dismay over the inordinate delay in the regularization of CIC operators, saying the hold up in the process has made the lives of scores of families associated with the affected miserable.
In a joint statement Party’s South, Central and North Zone Presidents Dr Bashir Ahmed Veeri, Ali Muhammad Dar and Javed Ahmed Dar said the appointments of the CIC Operators of RDD were earlier made through the open competition after proper advertisement in the year 2003-04. The selected candidates were continuously working in the Department of Rural Development Panchayati Raj Union Territory of J&K from last 17 years and withdrawing a salary of Rs 10,000 per month.
The functionaries further said that these CIC Operators are waiting for regularization of their services from many years despite completion of all codal formalities. They further added that in the year 2014, Jammu & Kashmir Government passed a cabinet order to formulate a proposal for the regularizations of 172 CIC Operators in the Rural Development Department J&K following which in the year 2016, Jammu & Kashmir Government through its cabinet decision created 172 Data Entry Operators for regularization of their services.
These CIC Operators, the functionaries held were shocked when their regularization process was halted. “Most of these CIC Operators have already crossed the upper age limit for any government jobs and the process of their regularization is in doldrums due to apathy of Administration. These CIC Operators are currently handling the online work of departmental portals like e-Gram-Swaraj, SBM, PMAY, Peoples Plan Campaign (Sabki Yojna Sabka Vikaas), GPDP, Mission Antyodaya, PFMS and other e-Governance related activities. Besides other office assignments such as elections, Establishment, Accounts, works etc. at Block/District/Directorate/Secretariat level,” they further said.
“Government of Jammu & Kashmir must intervene into the long pending demands of regularization and salary enhancement of these CIC Operators working in Department of Rural Development & Panchayati Raj on humanitarian grounds,” they said.