Kashmiri doctors working in Middle East were drawing salaries in J&K, frauds everywhere at unbelievable levels

There are doctors working in the Middle East but drawing salaries in J&K, whereas land encroaching, corruption, scams were for so long that the system has collapsed from inside

There are doctors working in the Middle East but drawing salaries in J&K, whereas land encroaching, corruption, scams were for so long that the system has collapsed from inside
There are doctors working in the Middle East but drawing salaries in J&K, whereas land encroaching, corruption, scams were for so long that the system has collapsed from inside

In J&K there were frauds in jobs, frauds in projects, frauds were everywhere

Had anyone ever imagined that any Chief Secretary of the mismanaged, separatism, Jihad, and corruption-gripped J&K would call the bluff of the so-called mainstream leaders of the Kashmir-based parties and separatist outfits and expose them to the hilt and reflect on the sorry state of affairs in this sensitive and strategic region of the country? But it has happened. Chief Secretary of UT of J&K BVR Subrahmanyam on August 7 sprung a very pleasant surprise in the winter capital of the State, Srinagar, itself. He put things in perspective by exposing the leaders of the “mainstream” political parties and separatist organizations. He very candidly reflected on their baneful influence on the State’s polity, economy, and society.

The Chief Secretary made many startling revelations and explained without mincing words how the Kashmiri leaders, both “mainstream” and separatists, looted everything that came their way – money, land, jobs, contracts, everything. “There were instances when doctors working in the Middle East were drawing salaries in J&K as it had no system of monitoring,” he revealed. “J&K was a ‘broken state’, the governance was broken badly, there was no system, no rules and the decay began a long time ago. There was ‘no system’ in place due to years of misgovernance, corruption, and ‘unbelievable levels of fraud’ committed by leaders of mainstream parties and separatist organizations,” Subrahmanyam said. He also added: “Land acquisition was a big scam.”

The J&K Bank CMD was the scamster number one. Twenty families or a maximum of 30 families milked the JK Bank. There was no accountability.

According to reports, “21 lakh acres of the State and Forest land” has encroached in J&K, the bulk of which is in Jammu, including Jammu’s Bathindi, Sunjuwan, Sidhra, River Ravi, high hills across Ravi, National Highway, Roopnagar, to mention only a few.

The Chief Secretary didn’t stop just here. He further said: “There was a terrible situation here. Things were designed for corruption. Mis-governance and corruption were for so long that the system has collapsed from inside. The whole State was a big Ponzi scheme. There were scores of incomplete projects. Frauds in J&K were at unbelievable levels. There were frauds in jobs, frauds in projects, frauds were everywhere.”

Not just this, he also reflected on the bad state of things in the J&K Bank. He said: “The J&K Bank CMD was the scamster number one. Twenty families or a maximum of 30 families milked the JK Bank. There was no accountability. All other PSUs in other states submit their report to the Assembly, the PSUs in other states come under RTI, CVC (Central Vigilance Commission). But the J&K Bank is accountable to none. We are reconstructing things which were crumbling,” he said.

The Chief Secretary also took the opportunity to inform that the people of the state were so angry and so fed up with these Kashmiri leaders that none expressed his/her solidarity with them when they were detained on and after August 4, 2010. In this regard, he said: “Therefore, not a ‘single soul had cried’ over the detention of political and separatist leaders in August last year, when the Centre announced its decision to revoke J&K’s special status under Article 370 of the Constitution”. “Common men are not bothered about Article 370, what they expect is jobs, growth, and development,” he asserted.

Subrahmanyam himself had told him that he should “go, clean up the administration, rebuild it, and hand over the ‘Amanat’ (precious possession) to the local people.”

The Chief Secretary, in addition, made a big statement, which suggested that the possibility of UT of J&K becoming a full-fledged state is remote. He said: “Three stages of transition have been going on in J&K. They are transition from the J&K Constitution to the Indian Constitution, bifurcation of the State, and then transition from State to UT.”

At the same time, however, the Chief Secretary reassured the people of the State that many good things are in the offing and they should keep patience for some time. “People in J&K have to keep patience to enjoy a whole lot of benefits of the Centre’s move to nullify Article 370 as many positive initiatives have not been rolled out fully yet,” the Chief Secretary said. “Once the administration delivers development, create jobs, people will realize the positive sides. Delivery will happen. Reconstruction of the UT is not an overnight work. It takes time. The work is on,” he asserted.

Besides, the Chief Secretary disclosed that before he came to J&K in June 2018 to man the position, he had met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and sought his guidance for his new assignment. “The Prime Minister”, in the words of Subrahmanyam himself, had told him that he should “go, clean up the administration, rebuild it and hand over the ‘Amanat’ (precious possession) to the local people.”

As was expected, the rattled, exposed, cornered, frustrated, defeated and out-on the-limb Kashmiri leaders of all hues pounced upon the Chief Secretary. They denounced him. They showered all kinds of invectives and epithets on him. They asked him to not cross the line. Of course, none of them contested what the Chief Secretary said about corruption, scams, frauds, and misgovernance. The fact is that they did what they were expected to do. What they said deserve no consideration whatsoever.

Now that the Chief Secretary has said what he said, it’s time for him to bring out a white paper on who looted what and how? Mere bold statements and exposes are not enough. His statements must be followed by result-oriented actions against those who wreaked havoc and caused an immense loss to the nation and jeopardized the genuine interests of the people of the State. They need to be immediately booked, their illegal properties in and outside J&K need to be seized and auctioned, their bank accounts need to be sealed and their Benami properties need to be confiscated and declared State assets. Their security cover needs to be withdrawn. It will be only appropriate if the PM Narendra Modi and HM Amit Shah personally monitor all the developments.

Note:
1. The views expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of PGurus.

Hari Om
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3 COMMENTS

  1. The fact checking in media seems to be very unnecessary part
    What good has been done since the abrogation of article. The govt talking about the development may be the development in starving the people of Kashmir. The world after the lockdown of 3 months due to pandemic looks so ugly to us people starving joblessness suicides economy is shattered now take a look at Kashmir we r in lockdown since last 1 year .Civilian killings by both sides as it remains their favourite sport.
    If media cannot support the suffering helpless people of Kashmir at least dont hype the lies .

  2. Tell me one Indian state where this kind of corruption is not found….

    We know the sprawling head quarters of ruling party propped up in Delhi where a normal aam admi find difficulty in getting land allotments for their home.

    We know recruitment scam of vyapam, Punjab and Maharashtra bank scam, laveline case in Kerala, fodder scam, Coal Gate, 2G, Coomon wealth games scam, crony capitalism bias for Adani and Ambani, Neerav modi to Reynolds head, the now controversial Rafael deals to all those once tall leaders now behind the bars. So why singling out only Kashmir as if they are first and only one to do so. we know a teacher in Bihar drawed salary from multiple schools at same time in different identity.

    So why attacking just one state for all these….

    There are numerous other ways to justify the government action of so required for a government employee….

    Demonizing and demeaning the main stream political parties in J&k is not the right way.. seldom we forget, they took the seperatist head on, they fought election and ruled the state by being the part of mainstream politics accepting the constitutional polity of this country.

    Without them, there will be a vaccum for mainstream politics and channelising the real issues. Who else is there in the state to portray as the mainstream national leaders who reject seperatist and militant groups, who stand for the constitutional polity and accept the supremacy of constitution of India.

    Like every other political class in India, they also might be having some flaws, but demonizing and discrediting them will only back fire in long run.

    People can’t depend upon officials for every things… Policies need to be from people and elected or people’s representatives give a sense to people that they are ruled or governed by their own masters whom they choose, not by someone super imposed upon them by another power center.

  3. I repeat my earlier comments.
    Mere statements about the looting that had taken place earlier is not enough. Concrete action against everyone of the CULPRITS who had committed the different crimes should be fast & complete.
    We want to see action.
    The looting is of the Indian tax payers money and as a tax payer, I demand the exposure!
    Will it ever take place?

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