Appointment of SVC members soon: CM
‘Govt Has Responded To Governor’s Queries’
Srinagar, Jan 22: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Tuesday said that Jammu and Kashmir Government would soon appoint two members of the State Vigilance Commission (SVC).
“I am hopeful that at least we will appoint two members of the Commission in the days ahead,” Omar told reporters here, adding that the State Governor NN Vohra had raised certain observations regarding one of the members recommended by the selection panel. He added that these observations have been responded.
On May 28 last year, a panel comprising Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, Deputy Chief Minister Tara Chand and Law Minister Ali Muhammad Sagar had recommended to the Governor the name of former DGP Kuldeep Khoda for appointment as CVC, former Financial Commissioner RK Jerath and former Secretary GAD Muhammad Sayeed Khan as VCs. The recommendation was made despite objections raised by the Leader of Opposition Mehbooba Mufti, who was also one of the members of the selection panel, over Khoda’s name.
On the basis of Mehbooba’s dissenting note, the Raj Bhawan had returned the file to the Government on June 15, raising some queries. In November, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah claimed that Raj Bhavan had cleared the file. However, the Commission is yet to be made functional.
Besides mystery surrounding clearance of the file by Raj Bhavan, there are reports that Muhammad Sayeed Khan has pulled out from the race.
The constitution of the SVC is hanging fire over the past two years on one issue or other. The impact of its non-constitution is evident on the ground as more than 290 cases of alleged corruption against public servants are gathering dust in the State Accountability Commission.
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