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Most corporations, commission headless since coalition fell

Srinagar, Sep 10: Most of the government corporations and commissions run headless since the PDP-BJP Government collapsed in the state.

Over the last 10 weeks, the governor administration has failed to appoint the heads for the various vital commissions in the state.


Vice-Chairman Jammu and Kashmir Cement Limited, Nazir Ahmad Itoo resigned from the post on June 20 after the fall of PDP-BJP government.

An official at the Jammu and Kashmir Cement Limited told The Kashmir Monitor that there is no head to keep a watch on the working.

“We are not able to do work properly as no one here monitors us, due to which some of the work is pending with the office,” said an official.

Likewise the Women’s Commission is also running headless since Nayeema Mehjoor resigned on the same date.

Since then no one has been appointed as its chairperson by the Governor administration, halting the grievance of the women.

“Many new cases have been left unattended. We are not able to answer the women’s grievances as many new cases have been registered in the office,” an official at SWC said.

Khadi and Village Industry Board is also functioning without chairman as the Vice-Chairman Khadi and Village, Peer Mansoor, resigned on June 20.

Similarly, State Information Commission (SIC) is also working without Chief Information Commissioner.

On June 28, Khurshid A Ganai resigned as Chief Information Commissioner and was subsequently appointed as Advisor to Governor.

The SIC, have played a vital role in maintaining “transparency” in the administration has become headless since June 28 and its working has come to “halt”, an official of SIC said.

“As there is no one to hear complaints, a number of complaints are gathering dust and there hitting the transparency and accountability in the state,” the official said.

Comparatively, Jammu and Kashmir Minerals and many other commissions are also working headless.

Commission Secretary General Administration Department, Hilal Ahmad Parray, was not available to comment.