New VC Wakf Board Re-Employs A 66 Year Old Retired Employee

SRINAGAR — Newly appointed Vice Chairman of Jammu Kashmir Muslim Wakf Board appointed one of the retired employees as General Man­ager Revenue and Estates without consulting Board of Directors. A Trustee on condi­tion of anonymity told news agency CNS that the new Vice Chairman Wakf Board GR Sofi has been flouting all the norms and without consult­ing or seeking advice from the Board of Directors, he has started re-employing the re­tired employees.

“The former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti had direct­ed Board of Directors not to re-appoint any retired em­ployee. We all were shocked when a 66 year old retired employee was recently ap­pointed as General Manager in the Wakf Board. Besides him, other retired employees too were re-employed,” the Trustee said.

“According to Wakf Book Rules maximum age for re-employment is 62 years, while regular employees attain superannuation at the age 58.”

Sources said that despite having competent regular employees, the broad pre­fers retired employees to run its affairs. “Four major posts are being held by the retired officials”, sources said and added that these posts are deliberately being kept va­cant to adjust blue eyed, or those have their connection in power corridors.

Pertinently, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, who is also chairperson of the Board, had recently directed the admin­istration to strictly adhere laid down rules in case of re-employment in the Board.

The Trustee alleged that Vice Chairman Wakf Board has been dictating terms and even are not allowing mem­bers to use cell phones

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