Commerce Department files enquiry against J-K Handicrafts Corporation MD

New Delhi [India], Mar. 30 : The Industry and Commerce Department of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday filed an enquiry against Managing Director of Jammu and Kashmir Handicrafts (S (and) E) Corporation Ltd, Ishtiaq Hussain Drabu under the civil services (Classification, control and Appeal) rules, 1956.

As per reports, Drabu approved a promotion case of the employees of Handicrafts Corporation without having the right to do so.

As per rules, the recommendation of the Departmental Promotion Committee shall be approved by the authority of managing director or by the board of directors.

It was also stated that, the recommendation of the SPC have not been in consonance with the rule-25 of Jammu and Kashmir clarification and appeal rules, 1956.

Drabu has been directed by the Commerce Department to submit a written statement in his defence within 21 days.

The Departmental Promotion Committee (DPC) meeting was held on February 28, 2015 for considering the promotional cases of the employees of Jammu and Kashmir Handicrafts (S (and) E) Corporation Ltd.

The committee submitted their recommendation before the Industries and Commerce managing director for consideration, which was approved by Drabu without examining the recommendation as per service recruitment.

Source: ANI