GAD prejudiced towards industry-related depts: FCIK
Post by RK News on Wednesday, May 17, 2023
Srinagar, May 16: The Federation of Chambers of Industries Kashmir (FCIK) has conveyed its displeasure to the General Administrative Department (GAD) for “ignoring” the industry-related departments for timely replacement of officers, particularly the General Managers, in District Industries Centres (DICs) of the Kashmir Division.
In a statement, the FCIK regretted that “most of the DICs remained without full-time General Managers from time to time during past over 3 years resulting in the great inconvenience caused to both existing and prospective entrepreneurs disrupting their normal work and process”.
“Records revealed that 7-8 out of 10 District Industries Centres (DICs) in the valley had been rendered headless from time to time,” the FCIK said, adding that neither the pleas made by the concerned department nor the protests of organisation through media moved the concerned to fill the vacant positions.
“Among others, the two most important DICs of Budgam and Pulwama were currently without full-time General Managers leaving enterprises of the organised industrial estates of Sanat Nagar, Rangreth, Ompora, Budgam, Lassipora, Pulwama, Chatpora, Wuyan, Sempora, etc apart from hundreds of units established in unorganised sector in the lurch,” it protested.
The FCIK said that the GAD was primarily responsible for the placement of necessary staff in all industry-related departments. It hoped “GAD now acts on necessary permanent placements for ensuring a considerable degree of internal cohesiveness through well-meaning and accountable bureaucracy to accomplish and foster the ambitious industrialization process launched by the GoI and the governments of Jammu and Kashmir with an ambitious incentive scheme of Rs 28400 crores”.