STATE TIMES NEWS
JAMMU: To discuss a number of issues, the executive body meeting of All J&K Graduate Engineers Association Civil (AJKGEAC) was held at Lok Nirman Bhawan under chairmanship of its State President Gandeep Pargal on Sunday. During the meeting, threadbare discussions were held on number issues including filling of all vacant posts by way of promotions strictly as per Engineering Gazetted Service Rules, regularisation of services of engineers at all levels with one time relaxation of APRs and on basis of Integrity certificate as done by other Departments in past to boost morale of subordinate staff, review of engineering cadre, issuance of SRO for Release of Running grades for in service Graduate Engineers at par with Doctors etc.
The members criticized non-serious approach of Administration as after a long struggle, engineers were assured of granting Running grades/Assured career progression (ACP) at par with Doctors in floor of the house of State Assembly (Cabinet Memo also issued) and subsequently two erstwhile Lt Governors also promised to grant ACP in favour of engineers but till date nothing has been done on ground level. A number of posts of AEs, AEEs, XENs, SEs and Chief Engineers are lying vacant in R&B as well as Jal Shakti Deptt since long and needs to be filled on fast track basis for removing stagnation, they added. The members have already appraised their demands to Administrative Secretaries and have decided to call on LG of UT of J&K during coming week.
Those who spoke during the meeting included Mujib Tak (State Patron), Gopal Sharma, Anil Thapa, Sanjay Gupta, Ajay Gupta, Neeraj Sharma, Ashish Bhasin, Vikram Dogra, Kulbhushan Bhau, Arafat Masud and Rajan Mengi.