Srinagar: The CIC Operators working in Rural Development Department, on contractual basis since 2004 on Wednesday rued that they are living a miserable life as they are working on Rs 10K per month (Rs 333/= per day).
In a statement, they said appointments of the CIC Operators has been made by open competition and through District Level Appointment Committee constituted by the Government of J&K headed by Deputy Commissioner’s of concerned District in the year 2003-04.
“All the CIC Operators are well qualified having MCA, M Tech, MSc.IT, B.E & B.Tech Degrees and are technically very sound. They are handling efficiently all the online work of departmental portals viz E-gram-swaraj, SBM, PMAY, Peoples Plan Campaign (Sabki Yojna Sabka Vikaas), GPDP, Mission Antyodaya, PFMS etc and other e-Governance related activities. Besides all other office assignments viz-a-viz elections, Establishment, Accounts, works etc. at Block/ District /Directorate /Secretariat level,” they said.
The Jammu & Kashmir Government in the year 2014 passed a Cabinet order to formulate a proposal for the regularisations of 172 CIC Operators in the Rural Development Department J&K and 172 Data entry operators were created for regularisation of services of 172 CIC Operators vide Govt. Order No. 320-RD & PR of 2016 dated14.12.2016.
Subsequently in the year 2017, the high level Empowered Committee of J&K Government vide its 58th meeting held on 22.03.2017 and 60th meeting held on 12-10-2017 headed by Principal Secretary, Finance Department J&K cleared their cases for regularisation under Special Provision Act 2010.
The recommendations have also been communicated to the Department of Rural Development and PR by the Finance Department of J&K for issuing regularisation orders as Data Entry Operators vide vide O.M No. PS/DC/Misc-353/14 dated 22-05-2017, O.M. No. PS/SC/Misc-374/14 dated 24-01-2018 and O.M No.PS/DC/Misc-353/14 dated 01-06-2014.
President of CIC Operators Association Nayeem Siddique said that they have provided their 17 years service for the betterment of Rural Development Department and despite completion of all codal formalities, still Administration of Jammu & Kashmir is inordinately delaying issuance of formal orders by playing drakes and ducks.
He sought personal intervention of Lieutenant Governor of Jammu & Kashmir in the matter on merit basis and provide justice to 172 families as early as possible.
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