5-member panel to probe into illegal appointments in JKIMPARD

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Jammu, Jan 23: J&K government Monday constituted a five-member panel to enquire into the matter relating to the appointment of faculty members in Jammu and Kashmir Institute of Management, Public Administration and Rural Development (JKIMPARD) in violation of rules.

It will submit its report within one month. As per GAD order, the committee will have the Financial Commissioner (Additional Chief Secretary), Home Department as its chairman while 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 will be its members.

The committee will 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. It will also enquire into 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. The Committee, to be serviced by the J&K IMPARD, will also evaluate 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.

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