Srinagar: The Jammu & Kashmir Government has constituted a committee to enquire into the appointments of faculty members made in the Jammu and Kashmir Institute of Management, Public Administration and Rural Development (JKIMPARD) in violation of rules.
In an order, a copy of which is in possession of news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), the committee would be headed by financial commissioner (additional chief secretary), Home department and comprises Director General, Institute of Public Management, Administration and Rural Development, Secretary, General Administration Department, Secretary, Department of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs and Director General (Codes), Finance Department.
The committee shall also inquire into 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 committee has also been mandated to look into 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 the 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 a sustainable basis.
The committee shall be serviced by the J&K IMPARD and submit its report to the Government within one month—(KNO)