Early Times Report
Srinagar, Apr 21: An executive engineer who retired on 31 March 2017 is allegedly continuing his services in Jammu and Kashmir Small Scale Industries Development corporation Limited (SICOP) organization unofficially.
Sources within the SICOP told early TIMES that the executive engineer, who was on deputation in SICOP, retired on 31 March, 2017, but is surprisingly continuing his services without any government approval or order.
"The said executive engineer is holding key position in SICOP head office Jammu and is handling routine civil works," sources alleged.
If internal sources are to be believed the said retired executive engineer is making MB's, bills, recommending and approving release of payments to the contractors. The said retried officer is also looking after the work of renovations and up- gradation of Udyog Bhawan , Jammu without following the Codal formalities and has allegedly spent over 2 crores on frill works.
Sources alleged that the said retired executive engineer has allotted the construction works to his own team of contractors which he brought along with him, when he was placed on deputation to SICOP.
Sources said that the senior officials in the corporation who are annoyed with the working of the said retired
xecutive engineer, have demanded a probe as to how a retire officer of the rank of executive engineer is independently working even after his superannuation.
The retired executive engineer is making MB bills, recommending and approving release of payments to the contractors. He is also looking after the work of renovations and up- gradation of Udyog Bhawan , Jammu without following the Codal formalities and has allegedly spent over Rs 2 crores on frill works.
Rajesh Pandu, Superintending engineer/ General Manger speaking to early Times, confirmed that the said executive engineer was independently taking up construction works without taking him on board. He further confirmed that he has done the renovation work of the Udyoug Bawan.
The executive engineer confirmed that he had retired from the active service, but was attending the jobs assigned to him. 'Yes I have retired but I can speak to you after some time as I am in a meeting," he said.
Meanwhile sources within the JK SICOP alleged that there are scores of retired officers who have been reemployed and are working since 3 to four years.
One of the source said that two officials who retired as general manger finance and Deputy Financial Advisor respectively have been reemployed into the corporation putting huge financial burden on the chest of the said organisation.
The industries and commerce department and SICOP authorities have turned a blind eye towards such cases and have allowed the reemployment of these officers by putting huge burden on government exchequer and blocking the career of aspiring officers.