No proposal forcreation of new PWD divisions: Abdul Haq


Minister for Rural Development & Panchayati Raj, Law and Justice, AbdulHaq, today said currently there is no proposal for creation of any newdivisions at Jammu and Kashmir in PWD Department.

While replying to a question of Ramesh Arora, the Minister said there are 27R&B divisions in Kashmir, 21 in Jammu and 7 in Leh and Kargil whichlook after developmental activities, new schemes and projects under execution .

He said Executive Engineers posted in these divisions cater to the requirementsof all developmental activities.

The Minister informed the House that as per ‘Transfer Policy’ notified by theGovernment, the minimum and maximum tenures of Government Employees at a placehave been prescribed as 2 years and 3 years respectively.

He, however, said that officer(s)/official(s) are immediately shifted if anyspecific complaint is received.

The Minister said there is sufficient staff in PWD to meet the requirements ofthe Department, adding that 144 vacant posts under Gazetted cadre quota(Civil/Mechanical) stands already referred to PSC.

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