Delay in regularization of CIC operators of RDD unjustified, injustice: EJAC

Says unnecessary delay has put CIC operators in mental anxieties, miseries

Says unnecessary delay has put CIC operators in mental anxieties, miseries

Srinagar, May 19 (KNS): JK Employees Joint Action Committee (EJAC) has expressed displeasure and anguish over the delay in regularization of CIC operators working in Rural Development for last two decades.

In a statement, issued to Kashmir News Service (KNS), president EJAC Mohd Rafique Rather said that the CIC operators appointed by competent authority through a transparent process have been waiting for the regularization of their services since last two decades, despite completion of all codal formalities.

He said that these CIC operators were appointed by District Level Recruitment Committee headed by concerned Deputy Commissioners and since then they are continuously working in Department of Rural Development Panchayat Raj, J&K on contractual basis on a meager amount of Rs 10,000/= as monthly salary, due to which they are facing a lot of hardships to feed their families and to provide better education to their children during this sky-high market inflation period.

He said that in 2014, Jammu & Kashmir Government passed an order in Cabinet to formulate a proposal for the regularization of CIC Operators in the Rural Development Department.

“In 2016, government through a cabinet decision created 172 posts of Data Entry Operators for regularization of CIC Operators vide Govt. Order No. 320-RD & PR of 2016 dated 14.12.2016. That in 2017, the Empowered Committee of J&K Government headed by Principal Secretary, Department of Finance cleared their regularization cases one by one for regularization under J&K Civil Services (Special Provision) Act 2010 in its two meetings viz. 58th Meeting dated 22.03.2017 & Meeting dated 12-10-2017 and also communicated their recommendations to Rural Development Department for issuance of formal regularization order, which are yet to be issued.”

He added that CIC Operators regularization case has also got clearance from Department of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, J&K and Advocate General of J&K.

Rather said that on the directions of GAD file was again forwarded to Finance Department in 2019 for its final views regarding the regularization of 172 CIC operators and the Finance department reiterated their earlier decision to absorb these CIC operators as Data Entry Operators with immediate effect.

Rafique Rather expressed surprise on delaying tactics despite clearance and approval from competent authorities and said that such injustice cannot be tolerated anymore.

He added that EJAC will launch a protest in favor of aggrieved CIC operators who have been denied justice and are victims of official apathy and red-tapism.

He urged LG Manoj Sinha and chief secretary to personally intervene into this serious matter and provide justice on priority basis to these CIC Operator. (KNS) 

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