Despite approval by the state cabinet regarding appointment of Public Service Commission chairman and its other members, the final clearance and integrity certificates for these appointments from Raj Bhavan is yet to come.
Sources told KNS that final clearance and integrity certificates in favour of new appointees from the State Vigilance Commission (SVC) is the main reason for the delay. “
One of the officers recommended for appointment in the PSC confirmed to KNS that they have not received the formal orders of appointment as the cases have been referred for approval to Governor N.N. Vohra who has sought vigilance clearance and integrity certificates from the State Vigilance Commission (SVC) and administrative secretaries of the concerned departments.
Sources said it took more than week for Governor’s office to send letters for Vigilance clearance and integrity certificate of new PSC appointees to the State Vigilance Commission (SVC) and the State Government respectively. “Now the authorities in State Vigilance Commission (SVC) and the administrative secretaries of the concerned government departments are delaying the process of the issuance of vigilance certificates to new PSC appointees,” sources claimed.
Confirming the delay in the issuance of vigilance clearance and integrity certificates to PSC appointees sources revealed that since the announcement of the poll dates will bring into force the model code of conduct much before the end of this month the appointments could run into rough weather.
“The other big reason for the delay in appointment is attributed to the recent meeting of the Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh with the Governor N N Vohra during which the former called upon the later to keep a close eye on transfers and appointments of bureaucrats ahead of assembly elections likely to be announced before the end of the month by the Election Commission of India (ECI),” they added.