KVIB selection row: Probe committee yet to submit report
Despite missing several deadlines, the probe committee constituted to enquire into the alleged irregularities in the appointments of some posts in Khadi Village and Industries Board (KVIB) is yet to submit its findings to general administration department (GAD).
The asked why the report has not been submitted so far, the chairman of the committed said these kind of investigations take time."
"The records of this case are voluminous to study to reach at a conclusion. Such investigations take time," secretary home, Jammu and Kashmir, RK Goyal, who is also the chairman of the probe panel, told Greater Kashmir.
On March 19 this year, PDP-BJP government led by then Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti constituted a high-level probe panel to conduct an inquiry into the selections made by the KVIB against some posts after the PDP leadership in particular drew harsh criticism when Aroot Madni, nephew of Mehbooba Mufti and son of PDP vice-president, Arooot Madni was appointed as executive officer in the KVIB. Aroot however declined the job offer and resigned from the post.
Goyal was appointed as the chairman of the probe committee and principal secretary , health and medical education department Pawan Kotwal and then secretary school education department Farooq Ahmad Shah were appointed as the committee members.
The panel comprising of three high-level officials was asked to submit the report within one month.
Asked if the committee has so far found any truth in the allegations that the laid down procedure was not followed in appointments, Goyal said, "The records are still under-examination. We've not come to any conclusion so far."