J&Okay Financial institution sacks Chief Supervisor Sajad Bazaz for ‘State’s safety pursuits’

The J&Okay Financial institution has terminated the companies of a Chief Supervisor-rank officer for “the State’s safety pursuits” and determined towards holding any formal inquiry.

The terminated officer has been recognized as Chief Supervisor Sajad Bazaz, additionally a widely-read columnist on financial affairs and banking. He writes for the Higher Kashmir, a neighborhood every day.

“It was decided that, given the State’s safety pursuits, conducting an inquiry within the case of Sajad Ahmad Bazaz, Chief Supervisor, wouldn’t be deemed applicable or advantageous. In view of this, Mr. Bazaz’s companies as Chief Supervisor are hereby terminated with speedy impact,” a financial institution communication, quoting the Managing Director, mentioned.

It mentioned the Managing Director has expressed “contentment after evaluating the detailed account of the scenario as introduced in a report furnished by reliable companies”.

Mr. Bazaz was posted within the Inner Communication and Advertising division of the financial institution. “His dismissal [was] in accordance with the prevailing guidelines and provisions,” it mentioned, whereas invoking Rule/Provision 12.29 of the Organisational Service Handbook (OSM).

The motion, the financial institution mentioned, underscored the establishment’s dedication to sustaining its integrity and safeguarding the pursuits of the organisation and the State as a complete. 

Mr. Bazaz is the primary such worker of the financial institution that has been sacked with out holding any formal inquiry.

Earlier, the J&Okay Authorities terminated round 50 authorities officers by invoking provisions underneath Article 311 (2) (c), which doesn’t require any trial or investigation by the division involved, apart from a report filed by the safety companies.

The J&Okay Authorities in April in 2021 constituted a Particular Job Drive (STF) for figuring out and scrutinising the federal government staff who’re concerned in any circumstances associated to posing menace to the nation’s safety or concerned in anti-national actions.

In the meantime, former Chief Minister and Peoples Democratic Occasion (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti has questioned the transfer of the financial institution. “Selectively terminating Kashmiri staff by wrongfully dubbing them as terrorist sympathisers and pro-ISI has been normalised. The accused isn’t given an opportunity to show his innocence with the federal government performing as choose and jury. This hooliganism is supposed to frighten Kashmiris into submission,” Ms. Mufti mentioned, in a submit on X (previously Twitter).

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