Matric Pass Appointed BDOs In RDD, Vigilance Probe Sought

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SRINAGAR — Jammu and Kashmir VLW/ MPWs Associ­ation on Wednesday demand­ed an inquiry by vigilance department into the Rural Development Department’s “brazen violation” in appoint­ing BDOs in the state.

“As per SRO-178, dated 9 May 2007, Rural Development Department, is required to appoint 20 per cent Gradu­ate, 5 per cent postgraduate to the post of Panchayat In­spectors,” Mohammad Akbar Rather, Association’s Presi­dent said.

He said that in the depart­ment, the authorities have brazenly violated the rules and so far have given prefer­ences to those employees who have the only qualification of matric pass for the post of Panchayat Inspectors. “Later the same inspectors are being promoted as BDOs,” he said.

Under Notification of 9 May 2007 Service Rule (CSR)- 178, Post Graduate and Graduate employees are the deserv­ing candidates for the post of BDOs but they have been ig­nored, he said. The post-grad­uates and gradate employees have not been promoted since last two decades. “It is a sheer discrimination against highly qualified candidates”

He said that the Post Graduate and Graduate As­sociation, VLW/ MPWs Asso­ciation J&K many times ap­proached with the concerned authorities but to no avail.

“We approached Commis­sioner Secretary, Minister concerned, Director, a rep­resentation was also made to CM and Governor no con­crete step has been ever tak­en,” he said.

Under SRO-285, dated 1 September 2003, Inspector Ist Grade– above graduation is eli­gible for the BDO post, he said.

He said blue-eyed persons who have no qualification as per the criteria, have man­aged to get the post of BDO at many areas by “giving hefty sum in bribe”

He said that a number of BDOs who are presently posted in the department are matric pass. (GNS)

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