The office of the Chief Conservator of Forests, Kashmir division today issued a statement informing the general public that it has not issued any appointment/ engagement orders to any person against any post.
The department has informed that it has come to its notice that some miscreants are issuing fake appointment/engagement orders under the seal and signatures of the authorities which do not exist in the department.
Citing one such example, the statement reads that For instance, the Station House Officer, Police Station Shaheed Gunj in investigation of Case FIR No. 70/ 2020 U/S 170, 420,467, 468 – IPC had seized some fake engagement orders whereby the concerned person(s) was shown engaged as Plantation Watcher and the said order was bearing seal and signature as ‘Chief Conservator of Forests UFD Srinagar’.
Accordingly the SHO Shaheed Gunj was informed that the Appointment orders were fake besides, there was no post of Plantation Watcher existing in the department and that there is no authority of the rank of Chief Conservator of Forests UFD Srinagar existing in the hierarchy of the department.
Further, the matter was also referred to the Senior Superintendent of Police Crime Branch Kashmir for further investigation.
It has been informed that the instructions have already been issued to the subordinate offices that even the appointment orders issued on the basis of selection by the SSB or appointments in terms of SRO- 43 need not to be entertained until authenticity of the order(s) is got ascertained from this Office or from the office of PCCF J&K.
Now the general public and all the concerned are being informed through this news item that, no process of any appointment/ engagement (whether permanent, Daily Wage, Consolidated, Casual, need based etc) is in vogue in this office and any such order coming to fore anywhere, need not to be acted upon.
It is further informed that in case any such appointment/ engagement orders comes to your notice, necessary action as provided under law be initiated against the concerned person producing such order and the action interalia should follow lodging of FIR in the Police Station and above all referring the matter to the Crime Branch for further investigation.
The department has made it clear that the mode of appointment in vogue in the department is based on the selection made by the Services Selection Board and appointment of NOKs of the deceased officials in terms of SRO- 43 of 1994 by the competent authority.