Jammu Tawi, April 28
Expressing dismay over the unprecedented wholesale pre mature transfers having been effected during the last few months of the BJP-PDP rule, Harsh Dev Singh Chairman JKNPP and Former Minister accused the present regime of promoting corruption and nepotism through the mode of Transfer Industry.
He said that the slogans of accountability and transparency stood exposed with the myth of good governance having been completely busted as the Chief Minister stated in response to a question in the Budget session of Assembly held in January 2017 that around 2000 pre mature transfers had been effected in the State from March 2015 till Dec 2016. He regretted that rather than the said statement of the Chief Minister acting as a deterrent, the malaise grew manifold with wholesale pre-mature and irregular transfers affected by various govt deptts during the last few days particularly on the last day of darbar move. He said that the most distressing aspect was the non recording of reasons as mandated under the transfer policy for all the pre mature transfers which had been affected at the whims and fancies of helmsmen for their vested political, personal and pecuniary interests. He was addressing a press conference in Jammu today.
Singh regretted that the nasty conduct of the helmsmen had taken a heavy toll of the general governance of the State. He further regretted that the mechanism of transfers in J&K had been plagued with the menace of favouritism, nepotism, monetary and other extraneous considerations with no regard to the individual’s suitability and efficiency for the prescribed job. Urging for a sound transfer and promotion policy, Singh called for the Chief Minister’s personal indulgence to ensure the elimination of transfer industry in the State and to give effective treatment to the Ministers bitten by the transfer bug.
Others who were present during the occasion including Gagan Pratap Singh Gen Secy Young Panthers and Parshotam Parihar State Secy Panthers Trade Union and others.