Anti-corruption agency likely to delve into recruitment, construction related complaints
Jammu, May 3
Jammu and Kashmir government has initiated probe into an overall functioning of Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI), especially complaints related to alleged malpractices in recruitment and construction.
The decision of the government came in the light of various complaints regarding irregularities in the Institute.
The Typewriter has been constantly trying to expose those who have been rusting and plaguing the government institutions by corrupt practices.
After series of stories by The Typewriter on various malpractices and deep rooted nexus prevailing in Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI), the government had initially revoked the reappointment of the then Director JKEDI Dr.M.I.Parray.
Following the decision of the government of revoking reappointment of Dr Parray, many people came out and spoke against the mismanagement in JKEDI.
Moreover, following the news stories published in The Typewriter and complaints lodged in this regard, the State Vigilance Commission (SVC) in its letter no SVC/Complt 321-2016 dated 21-02-19 wrote to Principal Secretary to Government, Industries & Commerce Department-Naveen K Choudhary, reminding him to submit the factual report in this matter to Commission.
Meanwhile, the Principal Secretary to Government, Industries & Commerce Department-Naveen K Choudhary submitted the factual report to the Commission and the hearing was held on 22-04-2019.
It is pertinent to mention here that JKEDI has the mandate of providing easy start-up loans to the young and budding entrepreneurs on subsidized rates.
In the last many years it has come to the notice of concerned authorities that the Institute is providing loans to selective people while as deserving candidates had to avail loans from banks on high interests.
In addition to this, the JKEDI was also grilled for appointing blue eyed candidates and patronizing them by mending rules and regulations for their convenience.