This Ex-Secretary appointed 28 people for 3 posts

SVO books Ex-Secretary of JKAACL for abusing official position

Jammu, December 02: Rafiq Ahmed Masoodi, the former Secretary, J&K Academy of Art, Culture and Languages (JKAACL) has been booked by State Vigilance Organisation (SVO) under the charges of misusing his official position.

“It has been found in the verification that there were instances of undue favour conferred upon the beneficiaries who had not applied in time and had not fulfilled the requisite formalities as per the advertisement,” the spokesperson of SVO stated.

SVO has also alleged that there was an advertisement for two posts of junior assistants and the secretary managed appointment of 10 candidates while only three of them had submitted their application forms with postal orders before the cut-off date and the rest of them had submitted their application forms without the postal orders.

“Some of the candidates had even exceeded the maximum age limit but the secretary managed their regularisation and even promotions,” said the vigilance official.

“Clearly, Rafiq Ahmed Masoodi, the then Secretary, JKAACL, in league with the beneficiaries had abused his official position and thereby conferred undue benefit upon the beneficiaries,” he added.

Meanwhile, an FIR has been registered against the accused.

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