The General Secretary
KWA Engineering Staff Association
KWA Quarter No. MK 3/II/B
XII/611, Santo Gopalan Road
Koovappadam, Kochi 682 002.
Sri. Ashok Kumar Singh IAS
The Managing Director
Kerala Water Authority,
Sub: KWA– Estt. – Provisional Seniority list of the Executive Engineer
as on 01.10.2011. Objections- reg.
Ref: 1) KWA/JB/E2(A)/11535/2005 dated 14.10.2011
2) Judgments in OP No. 927 of 1995
3) GO (Rt) No. 471/86/PW & ST dated 14.03.1985
I may submit the following for favourable orders.
The seniority list prepared vide ref 1st cited above is incomplete and not in accordance with the directions contained and Rules. The ratio among the Direct recruitment and promotion in the post of Assistant Engineer is 6:4 (6 Graduate by Direct recruitment and 4 Diploma and Certificate by promotions). The Kerala Water Authority had made Special Recruitment in the post of Assistant Engineer in the absence of Degree holders from SC/ST candidates Diploma holders. As per the Rules for Special Recruitment to the post of Assistant Engineers, the Diploma holders appointed under the Special Recruitment Scheme have to be kept outside the normal strength of Assistant Engineers for the purpose of applying ratio 6:3:1 among Graduates, Diploma and Certificate holders. The Secretary to Government vide his letter No. 2686/B2/95/PWST dated 14.09.1995 has directed to exclude the Special Recruited Diploma holders Assistant Engineers from the cadre strength of Assistant Engineers and quota fixed for Diploma holders for maintaining ratio 6:3:1 for appointment and promotion among Degree, Diploma and certificate holders and to make good the resulting deficiency under Diploma quota by promoting the eligible hand from the feeder category. But the same has not been seen obeyed sofar. The Diploma holders appointed under the Special Recruitment Scheme have been included in the quota fixed for Diploma holders in the post of Assistant Engineer, Assistant Executive Engineer and Executive Engineer and denied the eligible promotions.
Eg:- Cadre strength of the Executive Engineer is 77 Nos.
As per Special Rules, 5% of the Cadre strength has been earmarked for Diploma holders. ie. 3.85, Say 4 Nos.
But no Diploma holders are existing in the post of Executive Engineer except 3 Special recruitees. (ie. 22. Aravindakshan. P.S, 23. Praveen kumar. V.M, 26. Vinayan P.K.) Hence urgent steps has to be taken to promote 4 Diploma holders from the Assistant Executive Engineer with retrospective effect from 30.01.1971 ie. date of amendment to Special Rules.
In view of the facts mentioned above and compliance with the directions of the Hon’ble High Court, I request your goodself to issue necessary orders for the following:
To avoid the following names from Diploma quota who were initially appointed as Assistant Engineers under the Special Recruitment Scheme and to fill up the deficiency of Diploma holders in the category of Executive Engineer by promoting 4 Diploma holders from the Assistant Executive Engineer with retrospective effect from 30.01.1971 ie. date of amendment to Special Rules.
22. Aravindakshan. P.S
23. Praveen kumar. V.M
26. Vinayan P.K.
14.11.2011 SALIH. K.K.