Forcing him to move from pillar to post for his hard earned money
Jammu, March 25
In an apparent act of exploitation, the concerned authorities at Tourism department have allegedly stopped payment of empanelled youth, who happens to be an amateur, but empanelled with the department.
According to reports, the aggrieved youth were empanelled as amateur in May 2018 with Directorate of Tourism, Kashmir order of their empanelment is in possession of The Typewriter.
“Besides this project, the said youth had already completed many other projects and have already submitted the same,” said sources, adding that but till date the department has not cleared the pending payment, citing pendency of enquiry report, which was constituted in September 2018.
Sources said that the department vide order no 265-TSM of 2018 has constituted a committee to enquire into the issues of empanelment of Event Management Company, Photographers, Videographers, Bloggers and Creative Designers.
“Making pretext of this enquiry, the department is not releasing payment,” said sources, adding that the youth has repeatedly approached administrator for the release of payment, but he has to face disappointment every time, as the people at helm of affairs are least bothered about the young empanelled.
If sources are to be believed, the youth even approached Governor’s grievance cell, from where a letter was forwarded to the director tourism, but again things were hushed up under the carpet.
“After losing all hopes, the youth approached advisor to governor, but again he had to face disappointment,” said sources, adding that since the financial year is in its fag end, any further delay would be adverse for their business.