JAMMU, Nov 20: J&K Electrical Engineering Graduates Association (JKEEEGA) while echoing the sentiments and aspirations of the members of the Graduate Engineering fraternity appealed for the filling up of the clear cut vacancies available at various levels of the Power Development Department from AE to CE level.
Addressing a press conference, Sachin Tickoo General Secretary of the Association said that a large number of engineers have retired and many more are retiring and are eligible for placement to higher levels with all formalities having been completed, and hence deserve promotion.
Sachin Tickoo was flanked by Ashok Kumar Dubey Vice President, MP Singh Provincial Secretary, Rajeshwar Jamwal Provincial Publicity Secretary, Yash Paul Organizing Secretary, Vipul Sharma Treasurer and Purshotam Sharma Cashier.
The members of the Association also sought drawal of salaries of the employees of Power Development Department on regular budget due to the procedural delays in the release of “Grant-in-Aid” from Government and same is being regulated on advance drawl basis at Secretariat level.
“It is being felt inevitable to immediately restore mechanism of drawl of salary properly from respective Treasuries on BEAMS and regular budgetary provisions with respect to salary should be delinked from the Grant in Aid”, they added.
The members also highlighted that the Assured Career Progression for the engineers should be notified at an earliest as it stands approved by the erstwhile State Cabinet.
They appealed to Rohit Kansal Principal Secretary, PDD to kindly fulfill the aspirations and genuine demands of the employees and infuse a renewed zeal among the cadres.
The members of the Association also lauded efforts of Dr Arun Kumar Mehta Chief Secretary, Manoj Kumar Dwivedi Commissioner Secretary General Administration Department, Principal Secretary PDD and Human Resource Management Wing of the PDD led by its Additional Secretary Dr Desraj Bhagat for addressing 20-year-old pending issue of regularisation of Engineers.