DB appoints Rtd DIG as CEO, Justice (Retd) Syed Bashir-ud-din as JKCA ombudsman

Kashmir Times. Dated: 12/7/2017 2:15:11 PM

JAMMU, Dec 6: (JNF): A Division Bench of State High Court Comprising Justice Mohammad Yaqoob Mir and Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey while disposing of the bunch of petitions, appointed Ashiq Hussain Bukhari, IPS, retired DIG, as Chief Executive Officer, who after approval of the Committee of Administrators, shall associate some reliable undisputed members of the Working Committee who have not incurred disqualification, for running the affairs of JKCA under the supervision and control of Committee of Administrators till rules are amended and elections are held.
For settlement of disputes among 12 clubs and other disputes of the Association, Division Bench observed that there is a requirement of appointing ombudsman. Single Judge has given the power to the two appointed Administrators to appoint an ombudsman; Division Bench observed that which in our view is not apposite. Division Bench further said that the Administrators cannot appoint ombudsman and Ombudsman was required to be appointed by the Association but in the stated background, Division Bench appointed ombudsman for resolving all the disputes after giving hearing to all concerned, therefore, and appoints Justice Syed Bashir-ud-din (retired) as ombudsman who shall undertake the task of settling the disputes of 12 clubs and also other disputes of the Association so as to pave a way for implementing directions of the Supreme court in line with recommendations of the Lodha Committee.
The expenditure shall be at par with Administrators. The monthly remuneration, allowances and other conditions during such term in office as an ombudsman shall be the same as that of a Judge of the High Court, reduced by the amount of the pension received by him and by the portion of the commuted value of the portion of such pension, if received by him.
Division Bench observed that directions issued by Single Judge it is made clear that the direction will operate provided the amount seized by police has not been already released in favour of JKCA, in case released, whatever amount available with the Association shall be dealt with by Chief Executive Officer under the instructions and directions of the Committee of Administrators.

 

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