Jammu & Kashmir RTI Movement has demanded that CVs of all the recently appointed NREGA Ombudsmen should be made public so that people know the background of these transparency officers who were recently appointed by Rural Development Department.
“About the appointment of 11 NREGA Ombudsmen, people are not aware how these appointments were made. It would have been advisable if Rural Development Department would have made their CVs public so that people would know what kind of work they have done in past for public good,” said Dr Raja Muzaffar Bhat, founder chairman of Jammu & Kashmir RTI Movement.
“Except G R Ghani Retired IAS officer NGEGA Ombudsman for Budgam / Srinagar , nothing is clear about ten other Ombudsmen. In-fact section 4 of J&K RTI Act 2009 impresses upon the Government to make all the details public while making any appointments to various boards and councils. It would have been advisable that CVs of all the appointees should have been made public along with the order that was issued.”
“Being physically healthy is the basic criteria for the appointment but enhancing age by three more years violates the basic guidelines of NREGA,” reads the statement from J&K RTI Movement.