Officers exploit SC employees, harass women
Controversy and corruption charges ranging from exploiting scheduled caste employees, harassing women, receiving kickbacks from contractors, misuse of official position and favoritism in appointments/promotions cloud NCC J&K in the trouble-torn state.
According to reliable sources, NCC Directorate J&K, figures in a few last position in the national tally, when it comes to rating its performance despite receiving best of the support from the UT (State) as well from the centre. “Our Directorate has been keeping the last position in the national level competition as if it were the monopoly of NCC Group Headquarter Jammu,” said the sources.
The sources further said that it was due to the independent command and lackadaisical attitude of the Group Commander and the Training Officer posted in the NCC in addition to supply of substandard materials to the cadets. Some of its officials in the past and present are alleged to be on the pay role of the contractors supplying equipment’s including uniforms, refreshment and kits for the cadets.
It is alleged that officials who are involved in this racket enjoy the patronage of the higher officials in the NCC Directorate, New Delhi, especially Col. Jagat Singh who is the coordinator of NCC Directorate, New Delhi and PMO for dealing the cases of corruption.
During the course of investigation by Samarkand Express Team it was revealed that one Sen Asstt (Smt. Saroj Jamwal) of NCC Directorate Jammu was so much harassed by the ADG that she lost her baby due to premature delivery. The victim is running from pillar to post to get justice but DG NCC Delhi is silent and the accused officer is retiring on 31-Jan-2021. This is the height of harassment to women at the workplace.
Another startling fact that comes to light is that scheduled caste employees are exploited by the Training Officer and Group Commander, NCC Group Headquarter Jammu. One will be surprised to know the case of Sunil Kumar, a scheduled Caste employee of the NCC Group Headquarter, Jammu was not allowed to work a single day in the office but was forced to work at the residences of officers for the last Nine Years. When the poor class 4th employee refused to do menial work at the residence of Brig. Satish Kumar, he was attached at Poonch Office which is 300 KM away from his home in Jammu. The case is lying with the office of the National Commission For Scheduled Castes, New Delhi. It is worthwhile to see how the Commission takes note of this issue.
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