Former Budgam DC in Vigilance Net

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Srinagar—Vigilance Organization Kashmir (VOK) has registered a case under Prevention of Corruption Act on outcome of a verification conducted by it into the allegations of illegal appointments in the Budgam district.

VOK found appointments of Mohammad Iqbal Wani S/o Rehim Wani R/o Lalpora, Beerwah Budgam Jr. Assistant against available post in Education Department in the Pay Scale of 950-1500 under SRO 43 as illegal.

During verification conducted by VOK, it was revealed that the then Dy. Commissioner Budgam has illegally issued appointment order under SRO No. 43 in favour of Mohammad Iqbal Wani, VOK said.  

The verification conducted established that the reference to  SRO No. 43 is illegal as compassionate appointment of a person can be done only in case of a person who is a family member of deceased person as defined under Rule (2) of SRO 43.  The Rule does not cover the beneficiary appointee Mohammad Iqbal who had sustained injuries and the appointment as such was illegal, it said.

By acting in this manner, erst while Dy. Commissioner Budgam and other concerned officials in connivance with each other and with beneficiary accused has abused official position and illegally conferred undue pecuniary advantage upon the accused beneficiary, VOK said.

Accordingly a case vide number 22/2017 under section 5(1)(d) r/w 5(2) J&K P.C. Act, Svt., 2006 and 120-B RPC in Police Station Vigilance Organization Kashmir was registered against the then Dy. Commissioner Budgam, the beneficiary Mohammad Iqbal Wani and others and investigation of the case has been taken up.

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