J&K Law dept ignores promotion of officers from Urdu wing for second straight year

Violating its own rules, the Law Department in Jammu and Kashmir has ignored several officers, including a woman officer, for promotion from its Urdu translation wing for the second time in as many years.

According to documents of the department, over 50 entry-level gazetted officers from its administrative section have been promoted to the next higher grade in the last five years.

Justifying the list issued last week, Bhat said since the translation wing had a separate directorate, the law department could have amended the rules to scrap the 10 per cent quota but we have no such intention.

It is pertinent to mention here that before the last rule amendment was carried out, the translation wing had a quota of 25 per cent in promotions which was whittled down to 10 per cent in 2011. PTI

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