Soz, Sagar Claim J&K Officialdom Lacks Political interference

KL Report

SRINAGAR

Welcoming Central Cabinet decision barring politicians including the ministers from interference in bureaucracy, ruling coalition leaders have said officials in J&K lack any political interference.

PCC president Prof Saif-ud-Din Soz has told news gatherer KNS that the bureaucrats in J&K are not being compelled to work under political system and that the politicians and ministers work in unison with the bureaucrats. “There is no question of interference with the state bureaucracy on the political levels and when they (bureaucrats) perform well, there is no question that someone would raise a finger,” Soz was quoted saying.

Soz however admitted interference when the bureaucrats allow it. “Sometimes we see that the bureaucrats and the politicians are hand in glove with each other and during that time, the interference becomes inevitable. But in general as far as the state of Jammu and Kashmir is concerned there is no interference.”

NC minister Ali Mohammad Sagar said J&K lacks even one case wherein the politicians have interfered with working of bureaucracy. “Bureaucracy has always remained independent in the state and that the senior officers work here for the betterment of the state,” Sagar stated.

Recently, central cabinet took the decision that the ministers cannot interfere with the working of the bureaucracy and that the civil servants would work for the betterment of people in accordance to rules and regulations formulated by the authorities.

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