Jammu & Kashmir:J&K Government has placed five section officers (SO) of Head of Departments cadre as in charge administrative officers as stop-gap arrangement.
As per order, sanction has been accorded to the placement of the six SOs of Head of Departments cadre as In charge administrative officers in their own pay and grade with charge allowance as admissible under rules, for a period of six months or till vacancies available in the J&K Administrative Officers (Gazetted) Service are filled up on regular basis, on the recommendations of the DPC/PSC.
The officers include Bashir Ahmad Bhat, Narinder Singh Jamwal, Altaf Hussain Bhat, Aijaz Hussain Lanker and Mushtaq Ahmad Dar.
The arrangement has been made purely in interest of administration on stop-gap basis and shall not confer any preferential right upon above section officers for promotion as administrative officers, as and when the promotions are considered on regular basis and shall be subject to the outcome of the writ petition, if any, before competent court of law.
Consequent upon the decision, Abdul Rehman Bhat, administrative officer, J&K Service Selection Board, Divisional Officer, Srinagar has been transferred and posted as administrative officer, J&K Forest Protection Force against an available vacancy.