Agri Deptt issues advisory on fake appointment of casual laborers, case referred to CB

SRINAGAR, JULY 29: The Agriculture Production Department has taken a serious note of complaints of some fake and false appointment orders, communications etc. issued by some unscrupulous elements and the matter has been referred to the State Crime Branch for further necessary action under law.

“It has been felt necessary to issue an advisory to the public to be careful and not to fall prey to the designs of such unscrupulous elements and also report the matter, if any in their knowledge, to the Government (Agriculture Production Department) or the nearest Police Station so that action as warranted under law, is taken against such elements,” a statement issued by Agriculture Department said.

It said the Government has also imposed a ban on engagement of Casual laborers/Daily Rated Workers and no officer is authorized to make such engagement and any person in possession of such orders or Communications, should immediately report the matter to the Commissioner / Secretary, Agriculture Production Department for further necessary action.

“It has been observed that so called Daily Rated Workers and Self Styled Leaders of such so called Daily Rated Workers remain invariably present in the Civil Secretariat and are found in the various sections of the Agriculture Production Department. These ‘unscrupulous’ elements have reportedly been indulging in collection of money from the “so called Daily Rated Workers” on the pretext of getting them regularized. The presence of these elements in the Secretariat affects the working in the Secretariat,” it said.

Heads of the Departments have also been directed to keep a strict vigil on the movement of such elements and report the matters to the police immediately for action under law, the press release said.

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