Jammu, April 20 (Scoop News) – A delegation of KAS Officers Association (KASOA) met the Chief Minister, in presence of the Chief Secretary, today in his Officer Chambers, Civil Secretariat, Jammu and conveyed the anguish of KAS fraternity over the unfortunate incident of manhandling of one of the senior officers of the Service by a Minister of State at Kishtwar.
The delegation sought the intervention of Chief Minister in restoring the morale of the Officers by taking immediate action and also for taking steps to curb recurrence of such incidents in future. The Chief Minister said that he has already taken notice of the unfortunate incident and has conveyed his displeasure to the Minister.
He described the incident as unbecoming on the part of a public representative. He expressed confidence that the issue shall be resolved soon. The Chief Minister assured the delegation that no such incident will be allowed to happen in future and all necessary steps will be taken in this regard.
The Chief Minister also stressed on the need to have guidelines regarding the requirement of the officers to accompany the Ministers during the tour programmes, especially in their constituencies, so that the public work does not suffer and assured that these guidelines shall be placed before the Cabinet in the next Cabinet Meeting. The Association hopes that necessary action shall be initiated in the matter immediately.
Meanwhile an interactive meeting of KAS officers was held under the Chairmanship of newly elected President of J & K Administrative Officers Association M.H. Malik at Srinagar. The meeting was attended by a large number of KAS officers. The officers at the very outset felicitated the newly elected President and the Executive Body of the Association with a fervent hope that the long pending unsettled issues shall be prioritized with novel resolutions by involving all concerned including the higher ups.
All the KAS officers present in the meeting expressed their commitment towards the better public performance and prompt delivery of services. The participants unanimously condemned the recent incident of manhandling of Chief Executive Officer Tourism Development Authority Kishtawar by the MOS Home and at the same time expressed their full support to the elected Executive Body of the Association for taking future course of action in the matter.