FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
Itagar, Jun 25: After facing severe criticism from various quarters for its adamant stand to comply with the February 10 Governor’s order, the Public Health Engineering (PHE) department in Aruchal Pradesh has filly on Thursday issued an order reverting 19 executive engineers (EEs) to their origil posts of assistant engineers along with three functiol superintendent engineers (SEs).
Governor J P Rajkhowa in an order issued on February 10 last had directed the departments to cancel all officiating or functiol appointments and the promotions made on ‘out of turn’ basis with immediate effect.
Three EEs of the department in functiol capacity of SEs were reverted to their origil post with immediate effect from July 1 next by the PHE&WS commissioner vide an order SECTT/PHE-63/2016 dated June 23 last.
The commissioner in his order also directed to send back 20 junior engineers (JEs) on functiol charge of AEs to their origil posts. Also four EEs and AEs (Mech/Elect) in functiol capacity were reverted to their origil post of AEs and JEs respectively.
It is pertinent to mention here that though most of the engineering departments have followed the governor’s order right after it was notified; ironically the PHE in its end had only cancelled 3 out of turn promotions made by the department.
In total 19 EE and 23 AEs who were posted on functiol appointments were functioning in their respective posts till the issuance of the order.
The governor’s order of cancelling all out of turn promotions and functiol appointments might have been complied upon by the PHED but it is definitely is not end of the matter as there are reportedly several other departments who are still to honour the ‘decree’ from the head of the state.
It is to be seen now how long it is going to take these departments to comply to the orders as PHE being one of the engineering department took almost 4 months to comply the same.