Scam Alert In J&K Agriculture Department: Several Posts Of Assistant Soil Conservation Officer Sanctioned For Agriculture Officers Captured By Agriculture Engineers

Jammu,April 15:  Agriculture Department is in lime light by this way or the other. Recently Govt cancelled the illegal orders issued by Director Agriculture, Pawan Rathore(KAS).

Pertinent to mention here that "is only cancellation of orders is a punishment but the officer, who issued illegal orders by superceeding his competance was not taken to task speaks of his powers over the Govt."

As per the Govt. order No 335 Agri of 2012 dated 12-12-2012 issued by Agriculture Production in Department some post of Agriculture Engineers were sanctioned for Director of Agriculture Jammu as listed below.


Name of the post

No of posts

Area for which post is  sanctioned


Agriculture research Engineer


Agriculture Engineer Workshop Talab Tillo, Jammu


Assistant Soil Conservation Officer Engg.


Poonch, Kathua & CAD Jammu.


Assistant Engineer


Seed Processing Plant Jammu, Agriculture Engineering Workshop Udhampur & SM farm Chinore


SMS Farm Machinery II


Workshop Doda & Workshop Rajouri


SMS Farm Machinery III


Agriculture Workshop Jammu, Agriculture Workshop Udhampur, SM farm Chinore & CAD Jammu.

As per the Govt order, copy with CTN speaks that out of total 13 posts, 12 posts are sanctioned for different categories from class VII the to Vth  & one post for Class IIIrd.

Pertinent to mention here that muscle powers of big bosses of Agriculture Department can be noticed from the issue that six officers are reportedly working against one post of sanctioned quota as out of three two are already working i.e.

  1. Sh. Firdous Ahmad Tak Engineer (ASCO – RRO – CAD – Jammu)
  2. Shabir Ahmad Mir Engineer  (ASCO –CAD – Supwal)
  3. Er. A.H Salaria (ASCO – I&P– Jammu Agriculture Post)
  4. Er. Sham Kumar Gupta (ASCO – Akhnoor Agriculture post)  who is  in Sub Division Cadre and holding the District Cadre Post.
  5. Er. Shashi Kant Gupta (ASCO – Rajouri, Agriculture Post)
  6. Illyas Gathu (ASCO – Doda–Agriculture post) one post of CAD, Jammu & Four posts of Agriculture are forcefully occupied by Agriculture Engineers.

Source further said that post of ASCO – RRD – Jammu is sanctioned for Agriculture Engineer. It is useless to name the officer who played the foul play for his vested interest.

The Mandate of All the ASCO’s working in command Area development Jammu is same i.e. construction of field channels, land leveling & repair of existing filed drains as per the DIPS prepared under ISBIG scheme. Any other special mandate if any given to ASCO RRD- Jammu like construction of buildings, roads, Bridges and high tech. flyovers which needs engineering procedure.

Reportedly Agriculture Officers  had time & again requested higher authorities to look into the matter and replace all the Agriculture Engineers against their sanctioned posts and adjust the Agriculture Officers but money power speaks.

Sources further added that one Firdous Ahmad Tak (ASCO – RRD – CAD Jammu) having longest stay of atleast 8 years in Command Area Development Jammu needed to be shifted against the sanctioned post for Agriculture Engineers.

The concerned officer appeal Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, Advisor (Agriculture) and Commissioner Secretary to Agriculture production Department to do justice with aggrieved Agriculture Officers.      




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