Durbar move: Offices to open in Jammu today


DarbarJammu and Kashmir government will start functioning from Jammu today after the government moved to Srinagar from Jammu as part of the Durbar move. The Durbar which is the government shifts after every six months to Jammu in winters, and to Srinagar in Summer a move which was initiated by the erstwhile Dogra Maharajas of the state who formed the state of Jammu and Kashmir in 1846.

A government official said that secretariat, and other offices of the state will reopen in Jammu as all the arrangements have been finalized for opening of offices in Jammu. Security arrangements in secretariat have been made in Jammu, and the offices have been refurbished. The civil secretariat which is the seat of the government was closed in Srinagar on October 30. And the officials were given a couple of days to shift to the winter capital and get ready for working in Jammu.

On Monday, the CM will be given a ceremonial guard of honour by J&K police after which he will inspect the civil secretariat. The durbar move was started by Maharaja Ranbir Singh in 1872 to ensure that the court could escape the summer heat of Jammu, and harsh winters of Kashmir.