SRO-43 cases: Prolonged delay irks affected families

Srinagar:  The family members of government employees who died in harness Monday appealed State Government to review all SRO-43 cases pending in various departments from last 8 years.

A group of delegation told CNS that these cases are from one to nearly eight years old. They said that during Governor rule, the Governor had directed the Secretary, General Administration Department, to immediately issue instructions to all administrative secretaries to personally review all SRO-43 cases pending in their departments and ensure all procedural formalities and identification of vacancies are settled in a time-bound manner to finalise each case within 120 days of the initiation. “Despite the Governor’s instructions, nothing has been done to mitigate the sufferings of the affected people,” they said.

They added that there are some long-pending cases where the employee had died in harness seven to eight years ago. Prolonged delays in processing such cases negate the very basis of providing compassionate appointments,” the delegation said and appealed Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to direct General Administrative Department (GAD) to initiate action in this regard.

Pertinently, government provides jobs on compassionate grounds to the next of kin of a government employee who died in harness other than due to militancy-related action. (CNS)



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