JAMMU, APR 21: Questioning the sanctity of the wholesale transfer orders issued by various outgoing BJP Ministers in their respective Deptts, the JKNPP Chairman and former Minister Harsh Dev Singh today called for review of all such orders issued immediately before and after their resignations from their respective ministries. He said that there were reports of several back dated transfer orders having been issued by several BJP Ministers after having submitted their resignations in total disregard for the principles of probity, propriety and morality so loudly trumpeted by its central leadership. Not only that several suspension orders of Health Deptt officials were issued by the Health Minister after having voluntarily submitted his resignation to the party leadership, rued Harsh. He said that it was unprecedented in history that some Ministers should issue orders of transfers or suspension even after having relinquished their ministerial positions. “When you have surrendered your powers in writing how you can exercise the same” questioned Harsh adding that the demagogue ministers had provided the most glaring example of political debauchery. He stated this while addressing a press conference here today.
Pointing towards the wholesale transfers made by Dr. Nirmal Singh in the Deptt of Forest on the very first day immediately after assuming the charge of the said Deptt, Harsh said that it amply demonstrated the motivated and vindictive nature of transfers. “Is this the kind of governance which BJP had promised during elections, he questioned? With transfers forming the top priority of the BJP Ministers, the high pitched slogan of transparency and accountability had been pushed into the oblivion much to the chagrin and disappointment of the common masses of the state, remarked Singh.
Seeking a review of all transfer orders issued in April 2018 whether pre dated or post dated, Singh sought the personal indulgence of the Governor in his capacity as the constitutional had of the state. He said that all whimsical, motivated and allegedly paid transfer orders as well as the arbitrary suspension orders issued by the said Ministers were needed to be revoked in the interests of justice and fair play.
State Secretary Panthers Trade Union, Parshotam Parihar was also present in the press conference.