Govt cancels appointment of two junior administrative officers

The Government on Wednesday cancelled appointment of two junior scale officers appointed under Jammu and Kashmir administrative services for failing to join duties on time.

The appointment of Gurpreet Kour of Charana, Jammu Cantt and Sheikh Mudasir Ahmed Farooqi of AHO Paisan Chittergul, Shangus was cancelled by General Administration Department through an order.

The duo was selected under Reserved Backward Area (RBA) category among 273 other candidates.

An official said all the administrative secretaries have been directed by the government to include ‘cancellation’ clause as a standard condition in all the appointment orders to avoid difficulties in computation of vacancies and to avoidable litigations.

“It has been observed that appointment orders, issued by the departments in respect of new recruitments, do not provide for automatic cancellation of appointment of a recruit in the event he/she fails to join within the stipulated period of 21 days,” reads the GAD order.

Prior to bifurcation of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir into two Union Territory, Jammu and Kashmir administrative services were called Kashmir Administrative Services (KAS).