Minister slapped Bureaucrat Issue: Unhappy Omar directs MoS Home Kitchloo to resolve the issue amicably

Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Saturday advised MoS Home Sajjad Kitchloo to avoid getting in to confrontation with the state government servants while advising him to amicably resolve the issue.

 
skKitchloo had slapped Chief executive Officer of Kishtwar Development Authority Riaz Ahmad Choudhary on Thursday and had invited wrath of the general public and civil servants from all across the state.
 

Speaking to the media  after inaugurating a painting exhibition in Amar Mahal Omar Abdullah said, ” I met a delegation of newly elected members of the KAS Association today and I conveyed to them that I have already spoken to the minister over the incident and expressed my displeasure”.

“I told him that this is not the conduct that is becoming of a minister. andof whatever be the cause behind it as a public representative such incidents need to be avoided”.

Omar said, “I have also asked MoS Home that when he next returns to Kishtwar he should sit down with this officer concerned and amicably resolve the matter”. 

Omar said,”this is what I have told the members of the KAS Association and they seem to be fairly satisfied that i have had conversation with the minister and he has understood that this should not have happened and it won’t be repeated again.
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Meanwhile, KAS Officers Association  also issued a press statement in the evening  stating they met the Chief Minister, in presence of the  Chief Secretary in his Officer Chambers, Civil Secretariat, Jammu and conveyed the anguish of KAS fraternity over the unfortunate incident of manhandling of one of the senior officers of the Service by a Minister of State at Kishtwar. 

 The delegation sought the intervention of Chief Minister in restoring the morale of the Officers by taking immediate action and also for taking steps to curb recurrence of such incidents in future. 

   
The statement further said, Chief Minister also stressed on the need to have guidelines regarding the requirement of the officers to accompany the Ministers during the tour programmes, especially in their constituencies, so that the public work does not suffer and assured that these guidelines shall be placed before the Cabinet in the next Cabinet Meeting.

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