SRINAGAR: A five-member committee has been constituted to inquire matter relating to appointment of faculty members in Jammu and Kashmir Institute of Management, Public Administration and Rural Development (JKIMPARD) in violation of rules.
“Sanction is hereby accorded to the constitution of a Committee comprising the following officers to enquire into the matter relating to the appointment of faculty members in Jammu and Kashmir Institute of Management, Public Administration and Rural Development (JKIMPARD) in violation of rules”, reads the order issued by the General Administration Department.
The committee members include Financial Commissioner Chairman (Additional Chief Secretary), Home Department, Director General, J&K Institute of Public Management, Administration and Rural Development, Secretary to the Government, General Administration Department, Secretary, Department of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs and Director General (Codes), Finance Department.
As per the order, the committee shall also inquire the reasons for not previously reporting to the Government the irregular appointments of the faculty members in the Institute, which pre-date the term of the current Director General.
The number of meetings of the Governing Council required to be held under norms vis-à-vis the actual number of meetings held over the last five years and whether the matter involving irregular appointments was ever brought to the notice of the Members of the Governing Council.
The Committee shall also evaluate overall functioning of the IMPARD Over the last five years and submit its recommendations for improving work/academic environment, management efficiencies and institutional integrity on sustainable basis.
The Committee shall be serviced by the J&K IMPARD and submit its report within one (01) month from the date of issuance of this order.