|Decades on, district offices run with internal arrangement|
|Govt neglects JKEDA|
|Early Times Report|
Jammu, Sept 7: Despite department created years ago, the department of Jammu and Kashmir Energy development Agency (JKEDA) is still facing neglect as some district offices are still runs on internal arrangement.
Reliable sources in department concerned informed Early Times that the administrative control of the agency still under department of Science and Technology facing utter neglect, to run the agency, department posted few manpower since the agency was created.
"However, JKEDA is state nodal agency for the promotion and development of renewable energy programmers's, covering the entire gamut of renewable energy resources such as solar, wind, mini/micro Hydel, biomass and geothermal sources", sources said, adding that atleast 12 district offices of the agency runs across state but astoundingly till date the requirement of manpower in these offices yet to be fulfilled.
They further said that government had sanctioned an Assistant Engineer (District Officer) one at each office, one Junior Engineer of Civil and Electrical, Four Foreman for field, Computer Assistant, Senior Assistant/ Storekeeper, two numbers of Technical Assistant, Driver and other Class IV employees but presently the district office Doda has running with a district officer and other three field officer, and all others posts are laying vacant since the establish of office.
"The Solar Power Plants were established by government in various areas of district but they were running in few months, after they defunct, due to shortage of staff in district office nobody care that projects", they said, adding that many times principal of government degree colleges where Solar Power plant projects was established to meet the requirement of power during curtailment hours, but most of them were not installed completely and few become defunct within a period of six months of its inauguration.
Inspite of repeated communication to concerned department none of the official had bothered to install or to repair the same. Criticizing state government he said that the Solar Power Plants were established by government in various areas of district but they were running in few months, after that they defunct, due to shortage of staff nobody care that projects. CEO, JKEDA, was not available for comments despite repeated calls.