n winters when the bureaucracy moves towards Jammu, it seems every office dons a cloak of invisibility. Whichever office you go you are meted with a same casual response. The officials come to office for a small window period and gossip away the time by a hotly burning coal bukhari.
It has been observed that senior officials of various departments go on extended leaves to warmer Indian cities during winter and leave the authority to a junior officer. This junior officer often expresses his helplessness saying that he cannot take major decisions.
Student community suffers the most. The examination section of our higher institutions witnesses massive queues of students from the countryside. Some students who spent 500-600 rupees as transport fare while coming from far off places like Kupwara, Handwara, Kulgam, Verinag and Qazigund keep waiting in queues till afternoon but end up being disappointing as the clerks are seen busy gossiping about the social happenings of Kashmir. Just think of a poor student from Lolab who has to spend 600 rupees as transportation fare and due to the casual approach of the clerk decides to come again the next day.
Also Read : JK Bank Q3 net profit up 33% at Rs 66 crore
Another thing which hurts the most is the class fourth employee telling you ‘boss is not here’ when you very well know that boss is very much there. It is this cloak of invisibility that senior officials in various departments like during winter months.
Why a tax paying citizen should be made to wait for days and weeks to have his pleas hard? Why should the law abiding citizens suffer because the sahib does not want someone to disturb him.
We hope admin takes note of this laxity in duty and ensures that there is timely response to the problems faced by common people in winters.