Minister orders departmental inquiry
ILLEGAL APPOINTMENTS IN HEALTH DEPTT
Srinagar, May 5: Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Sham Lal Sharma has initiated a departmental enquiry in the recent disclosure of alleged ‘fake appointments’ in the state’s Health Department in which hundreds of illegal appointments, including that of doctors, have allegedly been made in the Department through a nexus at various levels.
Taking cognizance of the report carried by Greater Kashmir, the Minister directed officials at the Directorate of Health Services, Kashmir to inspect various block offices of the department.
“We have initiated a departmental probe in the ‘fraudulent appointments’ which have been taking place in the department since many years. Various inspection teams were formed to ascertain the genuineness of the allegations and claims made in the press report,” Sharma said.
The minister assured that the findings by the inspection teams would be executed in letter and spirit. “The department had suspended some tainted officials accused of the fraud, in the recent case. And, we won’t spare anybody if found involved in the ‘fake appointment scandal’,” Sharma said.
Sources told this newspaper that the Director Health Services, Kashmir, formed two inspection teams to investigate the matter in all the districts of the Valley.
“One team will inspect the block offices and hospitals in Anantnag, Kulgam, Shopian and Budgam while the other team was constituted to inspect offices in Ganderbal, Bandipora, Kupwara and Baramulla districts,” sources said.
According to them the first inspection was carried out on Friday. “Official visited some blocks in Islamabad (Anantnag) and Ganderbal districts and seized service books, AC rolls, pay-drawls of illegal appointees and investigation is on. The service books of fourth and executive class employees were seized in sub district and primary health centers of the districts,” sources said.
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