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Invest consistently in human capital to improve service delivery: CS

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Jammu, Nov 26: Reiterating the need for paying urgent attention to human resource management and development, Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam today called for comprehensive measures to bring up a highly motivated workforce in the State Government Departments to attain the desired levels of service delivery.

“We have to ensure consistent and sustained investment in the development of human capital in Government, which in turn will lead to building motivation, responsibility and leadership,” Chief Secretary said at a meeting of the Nodal Officers designated in the Administrative Departments to make recommendations for effective personnel management in their respective departments.

Principal Secretary, Planning, Development & Monitoring, Rohit Kansal and Commissioner Secretary General Administration Department (GAD), Hilal Ahmad Parray were also present at the meeting.

 

He said the Government’s strategy on human resource development involves career progression, capacity building and promoting professionalism which in turn would ensure better results from the employees to ensure speedy movement forward on the Governor Administration’s mission on Delivering Good Governance.

Calling for conducting functional audit and organizational review of each Department, Chief Secretary said every Department should formulate a meaningful and pragmatic Mission Statement and frame well defined job chart for each and every official along with modalities
for delegation of powers to lower level functionaries. “It is also to be ensured that the delegated powers are exercised,” he said and added that the civil services must shift focus from being a provider and regulator to that of a facilitator so that the people feel the change.

Chief Secretary said reinforcement of the personnel management in various Departments has to be expedited and to begin with all the Departments should immediately get down to prepare the seniority lists, both of non-gazetted and gazette cadre, review the recruitment rules to bring these in tune with the existing functional requirement of staff in each department and conduct Departmental Promotion Committee (DPC) meetings at the earliest.

“I am stunned to learn that in one of the line Departments no DPC has been conducted for the past more than 40 years,” he said and added that such a slipshod approach towards the employees is not only appalling, but criminal.

He directed that finalization of seniority lists, should be immediately followed with the conduct of intra-departmental DPCs for non-gazetted cadre while the State Public Service Commission would be requested to expedite DPCs in case of gazette cadre to address the issues of stagnation and create avenues for career progression of the employees.

Chief Secretary said the human resource management would also require restructuring and reorganization of some Departments and all the proposals regarding finalization and publishing of seniority lists, updating of recruitment rules, conduct of DPCs and restructuring and reorganization of various Departments should be finalized by 2 December 2018. “There is also a pressing need for doing away with such posts in the Departments which have become redundant over a period of time and have outlived their utility. Such posts need to be re-designated in tune with the present-day functional requirement of the Department,” he said.

He said one of the important areas to improve quality of service delivery is to ensure stability of tenure to officials as frequent transfers affect both the motivation of officials and the quality of service delivery.


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If PSA for stone pelting in Kashmir why not in Jammu: Sajad Lone

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Jammu, Feb 18: Peoples’ Conference Chairman, Sajad Gani Lone on Monday said that intimidation and harassment of Kashmiri students, professionals and families living outside Kashmir was unacceptable and cannot be passed off as a purportedly natural outburst.

“These incidents are tantamount to trivializing the enormous sufferings and the pain suffered by the people of Kashmir over the period of the last three decades while their lives were engulfed by the scourge of violence and terror.

They have been at the receiving end of the devastation that comes with a prolonged conflict and they have borne the brunt. To attack them, single them out and harass them is shameful and those behind such mob-mentality and bullying should be dealt with in the strongest of terms”, Sajad Gani

 

Lone said today on arrival in Jammu where he is going to reach out to members of the community to ensure their safety and security.
“If stone pelting is wrong in Kashmir, it is equally wrong in Jammu and should attract the same legal and administrative response. What is wrong in Kashmir can’t be deemed acceptable and tolerable in Jammu. Law and Order is the subject of the State Administration and they need to ensure there is zero tolerance for these mobs in Jammu and those who are involved are arrested and persecuted”, Sajad Lone further added.

“All State Governments are duty bound to ensure the safety and security of all Kashmiri students, professionals and families residing in their respective States and no laxity should be tolerated in this matter. I have spoken to various State Government authorities and Police Authorities in various States and sought foolproof safety and security of Kashmiri students and families in those States”, the PC Chairman added.

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Safe transit of stranded Kashmiris from Jammu our priority: Farooq

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Jammu, Feb 18: Jammu and Kashmir National Conference President Dr. Farooq Abdullah who is personally overseeing the relief operation of the stranded Kashmiris in Jammu on the second consecutive day has maintained that safe transit of stranded Kashmiris from Jammu is our priority.
Dr Farooq Abdullah who has been personally overseeing the whole relief and rescue operation has ensured the safe transit of more than 2500 small and big vehicles to Kashmir over the past two days.
Pertinent to mention here that the party has geared up its provincial team of Jammu including party additional General Secretary Dr. Sheikh Mustufa Kamal and Provincial President Devender Singh Rana in its response to the exigencies following the incidents of arson and sporadic vioence in some parts of Jammu.
While addressing people at Mecca Masjid Dr Farooq Abdullah urged the stranded passengers there to have faith and believe in the age old traditions of brotherhood and bonhomie. He also applauded the efforts of local people and other communities who came forward to help the stranded Kashmiris. “I am moved by the compassion of various groups and communities who have come forward to the rescue of stranded Kashmiris. The efforts need to be replicated across all sections of the society; measures like these are befitting reply to those forces as are inclined to destroy our unity,” he said.
Meanwhile Dr Farooq under his vigil managed safe transit of stranded passengers including eighty students to Kashmir for the second consecutive day.
Dr Farooq maintained that he will be staying put at Jammu only unless the condition returns to normalcy. “I am personally watchful of the situation. We have put up a free community kitchen at Mecca Masjid to ensure that the needy and stranded people don’t have to face any problem in the wake of the tumultuous situation,” he said.
Party functionaries and senior leaders who are part of the relief operation include Ajaz Jan, Ratan Lal Gupta, Sheikh Bashir Ahmad, Mohammad Syed Akhoon and others.

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CB books revenue officials, beneficiaries for grabbing 45 kanals of state land at Pahalgam

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Srinagar, Feb 18: Crime Branch Kashmir today registered a case against revenue officials and the beneficiaries for illegal transferring state land at Pahalgam in favour of the latter.

According to an official communiqué, the Crime Branch Kashmir received a complaint from inhabitants of village Nunwan Pahalgam Anantnag.
The complaint inter-alia reveals that as per revenue records of the year 1978 (Bikrami) land measuring 45 Kanals & 19 Marlas under Survey No. 169 situated at village Nunwan Pahalgam was Khalsa Sarkar/state land. The land as per year 1990-91 (Bikrami) stands divided under various Nos. viz 196/169 (9.1 Kanals), 200/169(5.4 Kanals), 206/169(1.16 Kanals), 207/169(4.9 kanals), 208/169(8.2 Kanals), 220/169(3.11 Kanals),169 (6.7Kanals) and in the same Jamabandi the entries have been made in tenancy column in favour of tenants and possession holders, but in the same record piece of land under survey No. 169 was recorded as state land (Kabza Najaiz). It is alleged that in Jamabandi of the year 1969-70 few fictitious survey Nos 301/169(10.10 Kanals) 326/169 (3.7 Kanals) were made in favour of some non-locals namely Salam-Din & others R/O Khanabal Anantnag, and 301/169 (2 Kanals) in favour of Ab. Rehman R/O Kanelwan Bijbehara, by the revenue officials in connivance with the beneficiaries. The land has been illegally occupied by the said persons while as the land is state land measuring 38 Kanals as Shamilat U/S 5, and 6.7 Kanals are recorded as

“Goorvan”. Subsequently a preliminary enquiry under Reg.No.58/2011 was initiated at Police Station Crime Branch Kashmir. It came to fore that the land in question has been reflected as Khalsa Sarkar as per “Misle-Haqiyat” (record of rights) of the year 1978 (Bikrami). Subsequently the said land was converted to Shamilaat and then fraudulently in furtherance of criminal conspiracy by the revenue officers/officials and the beneficiaries and mutated in favour of Salam-Din R/O Khanabal Anantang, and Ab. Rehman R/O Kanelwan Bijbehara, U/S 4 & 8 of Agrarian Reforms Act, thereby misused their official position in order to render undue benefit upon beneficiaries.

 
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