Modalities for redressal of tribal employees’ service-related matters reviewed
Jammu: Authorities on Wednesday reviewed the modalities for redressal of service-related matters and grievances of tribal employees, an official spokesman said.
Commissioner Secretary, Social Welfare, Sheetal Nanda, along with Secretary, Tribal Affairs, Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, convened the first meeting of the Internal Grievance Committee (IGC) to look into the issues of employment and service-related grievances of scheduled tribe employees across various departments, the spokesman said.
He said the meeting discussed the modalities for handling tribal employees’ grievances related to non-maintenance of reservation roster, non-filling of reserved vacancies, discrimination in promotion or seniority, non-appointment on compassionate grounds, discrimination in transfer, posting, termination from services and denial of pensioner benefits as per the mandate notified by the General Administration Department.
Accordingly, taking necessary action for immediate redressal of grievances, Nanda asked for putting in place a transparent mechanism for handling the issues and grievances of the ST employees by the committee.
She discussed about a common platform for all complaints and inter-departmental coordination on the service matters.
It was decided that the monthly meeting of the committee to examine all the issues will be held on the 26th of every month and a sub-committee will scrutinise all the representations for the consideration of IGC, the spokesman said.
Choudhary discussed the modalities for online portal for receipt of complaints, communication with departmental nodal officers for a time-bound response, action in fake-ST certificate cases, maintenance of roaster for promotion and filling vacancies and other grievances of tribal employees.
A portal will be developed by Tribal Research Institute in coordination with the IT department for ease of management of grievances, he said.
A team of tribal affairs has been nominated for processing of all such grievances and taking them up with concerned departments and other relevant authorities, the spokesman said.
Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav
DIPR Cultural Wing organises Cultural Program-cum-Mushaira
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JAMMU: A Cultural Program-cum-Mushaira was Wednesday organized by the Cultural Wing of Department of Information and Public Relations (DIPR) Jammu in collaboration with Dogri Sahitya Sabha, Kuppad Pargalta at Bajalata.
The event was held under the aegis of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav- Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav – an initiative of the Government of India to celebrate and commemorate 75 years of independence and the glorious history of its people, culture and achievements.
Former MLA Devender Singh Rana was the Chief Guest on the occasion.
While addressing the participants, the Chief Guest lauded the Information Department for organising Cultural Programme-cum-Mushaira to mark the celebration of 75 years of India’s Independence and using medium of cultural activities to spread awareness about a range of issues of public importance.
Artists of Cultural Wing Jammu Bunty Shah, Rajid Manzoor, Balbir Singh, Kamal Kumar, Mohinder Kumar and Mukesh Kumar presented Patriotic and folk Songs on the occasion.
The poets Ashok Kumar Sharma, Mohinder Bhagat, Prem Chand, Subash Sumbria, Gillu Ram, Yoj Raj Sharma and Janak Raj Bhagat recited their poetic works on different social and cultural issues.