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Additional Charge Syndrome
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, May 9: Continuing to encourage adhocism in administration, the state government Wednesday handed over additional charge of Commissioner/Secretary, Transport Department, to the Principal Secretary Power Development Department (PDD), Sudhanshu Pandey.
A Government order (No 496- GAD of 2012) said Pandey shall continue to hold the position till Dr Pawan Kotwal, Commissioner/Secretary, Transport Department joins after completion of mid-career training.
Over the years adhocism has grown as a permanent feature in state administration. Senior bureaucrats including commissioner secretaries, heads of departments, district development commissioners and other gazetted officials are holding additional charges of other departments.
The phenomenon has grown chronic during the past three years as more than 150 persons were re-engaged at different key position by the National Conference-Congress coalition government.
A number of commissioner/secretaries and heads of departments figure among the “favourites” who continue to hold additional charges.
On Wednesday Greater Kashmir carried a detailed story about officials holding the additional charges. At the top level Commissioners/Secretaries Agriculture Production Department, Revenue and Higher Education are holding additional charge of one or more positions.
While additional DDC Budgam and Commissioner Srinagar Municipal Corporation have also joined the “elite” category, dozens of retried officials at the gazetted and non-gazetted level have found their way back into the state administration through the post retirement job policy of the government.
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