Dismissal of Govt. employees, transfer of DCs, HoDs, SSPs, posting of IGPs likely in today’s Cabinet meeting
Ahmed Ali Fayyaz
SRINAGAR, Oct 13: State Home Department, in coordination with CID, is understood to have made dossiers against more than 150 Government employees, including seven gazetted officers, for termination of service and booking them all under Public Safety Act (PSA) for their alleged involvement in the 97-day-long street turbulence. Even as Chief Minister and some of her party’s Ministers are said to be averse to a very stringent action, Cabinet is likely to consider disciplinary action against them in Friday’s meeting at Civil Secretariat.
As exclusively reported earlier by STATE TIMES, around 180 Government employees, who include some officials of Government of India and J&K Police, have been found actively involved in mobilising protests, demonstrations, arson and clashes with Police and security forces. Some of these suspects have been already either shifted from their places of posting or detained under PSA.
Well-placed sources said that the Cabinet meeting, to be presided over by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, is likely to order reshuffle of a number of Deputy Commissioners, Heads of Departments and District SPs. DCs of Srinagar (Dr Farooq Ahmad lone) Budgam (Mir Altaf Ahmad) and Kupwara (Kumar Rajiv Ranjan), besides Director of School Education Kashmir (Dr Shah Faesal) are said to be among the officers to be shifted to new places of posting.
Cabinet may also clear Central deputation of SP Kathua Neva Jain and SP Traffic Rural Kashmir Abdul Jabbar.
Two IPS officers of 1997 batch, namely Surender Gupta (DIG Udhampur), Johny William (DIG RP Range) and one IPS officer of 1998 batch, namely Syed Ahfadul Mujtaba (Director SSG), who have been already cleared by the DPC and Cabinet for elevation to the post of IGP with effect from April 1, 2016, are likely to get new places of posting.
While as one officer of 1997 batch, namely Alok Kumar (DIG Armed Jammu) has not been cleared for promotion on account of an FIR in Bihar, another IPS officer of 1997 batch, namely Viplav Kumar Choudhary (DIG Traffic Jammu and incharge IG Traffic J&K) has recently proceeded on 11 months study leave abroad. Remaining two IPS officers of 1997 batch, namely Garib Dass and Vijay Kumar, are currently on Central deputation.
[Published in today’s STATE TIMES]