Srinagar, 12 June: Jammu and Kashmir Agriculture Technocrats Association (JKATA) delegation, lead by Dr. Surinder Radotra, President JKATA, met Director Agriculture Jammu today. Accordong to a statement issued to Ziraat Times, the delegation submitted its charter of demands which are listed as under:
1. DPC process of Incharge JAEO’s & AEA’s of 2nd and 3rd batch of both Jammu & Kashmir divisions needs to be speeded up as per directions of J&K Govt. Promotion for JAEO’s has been demanded with retrospective effect of year 2017 for both regions of Jammu & Kashmir.
2. Fixation of seniority of JAEOs of both regions was demanded for further DPC for the post of AEO.
3. All the Cases under SRO-43 pending with the department at various levels needs to be reconsidered with empathy and human heart. The families of the deceased employees are suffering and facing financial troubles due to non absorption of next of their kin’s after untimely death of their only earning hand. Director Agriculture Jammu was requested to plead the issue at Government level for favourable decision.
4. All three batches of erstwhile AEAs to be brought under the preview of Old pension scheme. All three batches of AEAs have been engaged in the Department of Agriculture in year 2007 as per cabinet decision where as old pension scheme was scraped by the Govt in year 2010.
5. Transfer policy to be framed in order to cultivate transparency and professional work culture in the department. No such policy exists as of now. Framing transfer policy will help us to groom a motivated workforce for the larger interest of the organisation. People are posted in far flung areas of Jammu division like kishtwar ,Ramban Doda poonch & Rajouri and other remote districts since last more than six years. Time-bound reshuffle is required to train the workforce in all fields of the department. Some of the officials who were posted in far off areas were transferred back in recent past by Director K.K Sharma.
Director Agriculture Jammu, Mr. K.K Sharma patiently heard the concerns of the Agriculture Technocrats. He assured that all the genuine demands put forth by JKATA shall be addressed in the best interest of the Agriculture technocrats and the organisation, the statement added.
In the meeting it was urged since Directors of both divisions are departmental & have a better understanding towards the issues of Human Resource, both can work towards addressing their problems in the best interest of all stakeholders.
During the meeting JKATA has assured all support to the Director Agriculture Jammu in realising the vision of our honourable Prime Minister.
Assocation also appealed to Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, Financial Commissioner
(Additional Chief Secretary)
Agriculture Production Department J&K Atal Dulloo to personally intervene into the grievances of highly qualified agriculture technocrats and early redressal of burning issues, the statement added.