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Tasaduq as proxy CM,alleges NC.

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Srinagar: Taking dig at Ruling peoples democratic party National Conference on Thursday asked Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to clarify if her brother, Tasaduq Mufti had taken over as the proxy Chief Minister of the State and asked the State Government and the Chief Secretary to clarify under what administrative authority was the Chief Minister’s brother summoning senior officers, Principals and HODs to his meetings.

“Has the runaway candidate from the Anantnag by-poll finally taken over as the proxy Chief Minister of the State? The Head of the CM’s grievance cell is not a position that allows Tasaduq Mufti to summon senior bureaucrats, officers, Chief Engineers and Principals of Medical Colleges to meetings that he chairs. He has no administrative authority to humiliate senior officers. The Chief Secretary should clarify how the Grievance Cell In-charge is summoning senior officers to such meetings”, the NC Spokesperson said.

The NC State Spokesperson also expressed amusement at how the Administration was facilitating Tassaduq Mufti’s official visits at various government facilities and installations in clear violations of rules and administrative hierarchy. “Has Tassaduq Mufti taken over as the Grievance Cell In-charge, as the unnamed, unofficial Advisor to the CM or as the proxy CM of the State? Now that he is summoning Chief Engineers, MDs, Directors, Principals and Commissioners to his meetings – Mehbooba Mufti should openly admit that her brother has been made the proxy CM and she has been sidelined by her own party and now holds a purely titular position in the Government”, Junaid Mattu added.

“This Government is hell-bent to humiliate Government Officers and is allowing the Mufti family to make a mockery out of precedence and administrative procedures. Officers are being mistreated and threatened of dire consequences if they don’t submit themselves to such humiliation by the Chief Minister, her brother and her family members. Tassaduq Mufti’s illegitimate and improper interference into the working of key government departments is becoming a cause of nepotistic back-door entries, political favours to PDP affiliates and resulting in an overall state of confusion and chaos” Mattu said.

“As the Head of the CM’s Grievance Cell – his job is to monitor the response of various grievances received by the cell. He has not mandate, no authority and no locus standi to impose himself on Government Officers much senior in protocol to him just because he is Mehbooba Mufti’s brother. He should show more class and conviction than that and despite being a runaway candidate he should try and earn his place in the system rather than being foisted over everyone’s heads”, the NC State Spokesperson added.


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