Cabinet Meeting: 28 Major Transfers and Promotions


Jammu, July 29: The State Cabinet yesterday ordered transfer and postings of several officers in the civil administration and promotion of six DIGs of Police as IGPs. Alongwith the aforementioned the cabinet also recommended the grant of Scheduled Tribe (ST) status to Pahari speaking people to the Union Tribal Affairs Ministry.

The decisions were taken by the Cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti in Srinagar.

The Cabinet ordered transfer of a number of officers in the civil administration in the rank of Secretaries, Special Secretaries and Heads of Departments. However, the orders were not signed last night and are likely to be issued today.

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Six DIGs Promoted as IGP

The Cabinet ordered promotion of six DIGs as IGP. Their promotion had already been cleared by the Departmental Promotion Committee (DPC).

Gareeb Dass and Vijay Kumar, who were on deputation with Government of India,

Viplav Kumar, DIG Central Kumar with additional charge of IG Traffic,

Surinder Gupta, DIG Udhampur,

Johnny Williams, DIG Rajouri-Poonch range and

Ahfadul Mujtaba, Director SSG.

Baseer Ahmed Khan has been appointed as new Divisional Commissioner Kashmir vice Dr Asgar H Samoon who has been posted as Transport Commissioner

Manmohan Singh has appointed as new Commissioner Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) in place of Mandeep Kaur, who has applied for deputation in Centre.

Tasaduq Jeelani has been posted as Director CA&PD ( Kashmir)

Gazanfar Ali has been posted as Director Rural Development Department Kashmir vise Tasaduq Jeelani.

Mohammad Ashraf Mir is posted as Revenue Commissioner vice Mohammad Afzal who has been posted as Commissioner-Secretary Law department

Tariq Zargar has been posted as Dy. Commissioner Kupwara

Arshad Ayoub has been transferred from Home department and posted as Special Secretary to Chief Secretary

Zubair Ahmad has been posted as Special Secretary Home department.

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Cabinet considered and approved the submission of the Report of the Committee of Experts constituted to study the ‘Socio-Economic Status and Common Ethnic Characteristics of Pahari Speaking People in Jammu and Kashmir’ to the Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs for grant of ST status to the Pahari Speaking People of Jammu and Kashmir.

The Cabinet also accorded sanction to the inclusion of District Srinagar and Kishtwar in the Ladli Beti Scheme of the Social Welfare Department, which was notified in September 2015.

The social assistance scheme Ladli Beti was earlier applicable to girl child born in only six identified districts of Anantnag, Pulwama, Budgam, Jammu, Kathua and Samba.

The Cabinet also approved renaming of CA&PD department as the Department of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs.
The Cabinet accorded sanction to the creation of one post of Deputy Conservator of Forests (Wildlife), Selection Grade in the pay band of Rs 15600-39100+GP of 7600, creation of 04 posts of Deputy Conservator of Forests (Wildlife) in the pay band of Rs 15600-39100+GP of 6600 by corresponding reduction of 5 posts of Assistant Conservator of Forests (Wildlife) in the pay band of Rs 9300-3400+GP of 4800 and re-designating of remaining posts of Assistant Wildlife Warden and equivalent as Assistant Conservator of Forests (Wildlife).