Two Decades On, Majority of F&ES Department Employees Await Promotions

Two Decades On, Majority of F&ES Department Employees Await Promotions


Two Decades On, Majority of F&ES Department Employees Await Promotions


Srinagar, Jul 29 : The majority of Fire and Emergency Department employees recruited after 1998 are awaiting promotions, with the higher-ups intriguingly holding back a list of proposed promotions of the candidates who appeared for exams in January this year.

A delegation of employees told GNS that the department made recruitment in 1998, 2009 and 2020. “The 1998 batch has seen minimal promotions but the 2009 batch has seen no promotions at all”, they said, claiming that it was taking a mental toll on all of the employees with the department literally doing nothing to alleviate our suffering.”

“ There are those employees who have been serving the department from the last 24 years, yet most of them have seen no promotions”, they lamented.

“ As per ‘Rule Book’, the department is supposed to make promotions every three years besides convening DPCs (Department Promotion Committee) twice a year, however nothing such is being followed”, they alleged.

Last DPC on record, they said, was conducted some three years before, when Mr. VK Singh was DG.

“ Most of us have even undergone requisite training and even appeared in a written test and made ourselves physically available before the authorities in January earlier this year. However the final list is awaited even after a lapse of six months”, they further said.

When contacted, DG Fire and Emergency Services told GNS that promotions are likely to be granted in a week or two. “We are left with some formalities, once we are done with them, the list will be accordingly made public”, the official said.

“ If anyone has any sort of grievance, he may approach us directly so that we resolve the issues’ accordingly”, he said, adding, “the employees need not to be anguished about anything.” (GNS)

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