Major reshuffle in J&K Police, Civil admin on cards

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JAMMU: A massive reshuffle in civil and police administration is likely to be ordered anytime after June 27 when the ongoing “Back to village” program launched by Governor’s administration across Jammu and Kashmir will come to an end.

Sources told that exercise for a massive reshuffle in civil and police administration has been set into motion with the proposals being processed for transfer of senior IAS and IPS officers holding key positions in the state administration. The proposals for deputation of several senior IAS and IPS officers and return of some others from central deputation to Jammu and Kashmir government have been set into motion.

In the likely reshuffle in civil and police administration several administrative secretaries are likely to be relieved of the additional charge of some key departments which they are overseeing presently in addition to their own duties.

The reshuffle could be ordered phase wise to dispel the impression about the working of some non-performing officers presently holding key positions as directors of some key departments and deputy commissioners of districts in all the three regions Kashmir, Jammu and Ladakh.

If sources are to be believed, the sub committee has agreed in principal on the major issues, confronting the employees, excluding age enhancement and payment of arrears, for which constitution of a high-level committee has been proposed.

The government, source said, is also likely to announce insurance cover for all the government officials working in Samba and Katra areas of Jammu region.

In the meantime, Jammu and Kashmir government on Wednesday ordered the transfers and new postings of several officers in the civil administration.

“In the interest of administration, the following transfers and postings are hereby ordered with immediate effect,” read a order.

Gulzar Ahmad Bhat, KAS, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Handwara, is transferred and posted as Additional Deputy Commissioner, Anantnag, vice Parvez Sajad Ganai.

Rifat Aftab Qureshi, KAS, Additional Mission Director, State Rural Livelihood Mission, Kashmir, is transferred and posted as Joint Director, Department of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, Kashmir, vice Nazir Ahmad Mir.

Sajid Yehaya Naqash, KAS, Joint Director, Handicrafts, Kashmir, shall hold the additional charge of the post of Additional Mission Director, State Rural Livelihood Mission, Kashmir, till further orders.

Nazir Ahmad Mir, KAS, Joint Director, Department of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, Kashmir, is transferred and posted as Additional Deputy Commissioner, Handwara, vice Gulzar Ahmad Bhat.

Parvez Sajad Ganai, KAS, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Anantnag, is transferred and posted as Joint Director, J&K Institute of Management, Public Administration and Rural Development.

Mushtaq Ahmad Rather, KAS, Joint Director, I&K Institute of Management, Public Administration and Rural Development, is transferred and posted as Chief Executive Officer, Tourism Development Authority, Sonamarg, against an available vacancy.

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