Government of Jammu and Kashmir

SRINAGAR — The LG-led administration on Monday issued an order to probe the alleged illegal appointments at the Jammu and Kashmir Institute of Management, Public Administration, and Rural Development (JKIMAPRD).

The order issued by the Government reads that a committee has been constituted which will be headed by Financial Commissioner Chairman (Additional Chief Secretary), Home Department.

The members of the committee include the Director General, J&K Institute of Public Management, Administration and Rural Development, Secretary to the Government, General Administration Department, Secretary, Department of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs and Director General (Codes), Finance Department.

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“The Committee shall also enquire into the reasons for not previously reporting to the Government the irregular appointments of the faculty members in the Institute, which pre-date the term of the current Director General,” the order said.

Besides, it has been asked to enquire the number of meetings of the Governing Council required to be held under norms vis-à-vis the actual number of meetings held over the last five years and whether the matter involving “irregular appointments” was ever brought to the notice of the members of the Governing Council.

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“The Committee shall also evaluate the overall functioning of the IMPARD over the last five years and submit its recommendations for improving work/academic environment, management efficiencies, and institutional integrity on a sustainable basis,” the order reads.

The order further reads that the Committee shall be serviced by the JKIMPARD. It has been asked to submit its report within one month.

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