Government of Jammu and Kashmir Announces Administrative Transfers

TRANSFER

In a move aimed at optimizing administrative efficiency, the Government of Jammu and Kashmir has issued a series of transfers and postings with immediate effect, as per Government Order No.716-JK(GAD) of 2024, dated February 21, 2024.

Shri. Nazir Ahmad Bhat, who served as Private Secretary and was previously under transfer orders to the J&K Special Tribunal, has been reassigned to the Office of Chief Electoral Officer, J&K. Concurrently, Shri. Ajaz Ahmad Qureshi, also a Private Secretary, has been transferred from the Office of Chief Electoral Officer, J&K to the J&K Special Tribunal.

Furthermore, Shri. Aakash Kumar, Junior Stenographer, has been transferred from the Hospitality & Protocol Department to the Transport Department, where he will work with the Administrative Secretary. Similarly, Shri. Dinesh Kumar, Junior Stenographer, previously awaiting orders of adjustment in the General Administration Department, has been posted in the Office of Chief Electoral Officer, J&K.

In addition, Shri. Raman Kumar and Shri. Manzoor Hussain, both serving as Daftaris, have been transferred from the Agriculture Production Department and the J&K Public Service Commission, respectively, to the Office of Chief Secretary, J&K.

Lastly, Shri. Ashish Singh, who held the position of MTS, has been transferred from the General Administration Department to the J&K Public Service Commission.

All the officers and officials affected by these transfers shall be considered relieved from their previous duties as per the order issued by the Government of Jammu and Kashmir.

This reshuffle reflects the government’s commitment to streamline administrative operations for better service delivery and governance across various departments in the region.

For more information, please contact the General Administration Department, Civil Secretariat, Jammu and Kashmir.

Union Territory of J&K Establishes Steering Committee for Local Government Directory Standardization

Govt of J&K

In a significant move aimed at streamlining administrative processes, the Government of Jammu & Kashmir has announced the establishment of a Union Territory Level Steering Committee. This committee is tasked with the overarching responsibility of monitoring and standardizing the Local Government Directory (LGD) codes across the region.

According to Government Order No.709-JK(GAD) of 2024, dated February 20, 2024, the committee comprises key officials including the Chief Secretary of J&K, the Financial Commissioner of Revenue, and the Commissioner/Secretary to the Government of the Housing and Urban Development Department, among others.

The terms of reference outlined for the committee include:

  1. Standardizing Local Government Directory (LGD) codes in the Union territory of J&K.
  2. Adopting LGD as the standard directory across all databases within the Union territory.
  3. Recommending policy measures for LGD implementation.

This initiative is expected to enhance efficiency in governance by ensuring uniformity and coherence in data management systems across various departments and agencies within the Union territory.

The constitution of the Union Territory Level Steering Committee underscores the administration’s commitment to modernizing and optimizing administrative processes, furthering the territory’s developmental agenda.

The announcement comes as a significant step towards achieving administrative efficiency and transparency, ultimately benefiting the residents of Jammu & Kashmir.

EXPOSED: Shocking Reasons Behind Delay in IDTR Jammu Project Revealed! Click to Uncover the Truth Now!

Govt of J&K

In response to mounting concerns over the delay in the completion of the “Institute for Driving, Training and Research (IDTR Jammu)” project, the Government of Jammu and Kashmir has taken decisive action. Government Order No. 03-JK(TR) of 2024, dated February 13, 2024, has been issued to address the matter.

According to the order, Shri Imtiyaz Ahmad Wani, Director Finance, Transport Department, J&K, has been appointed as the “Inquiry Officer” to conduct a thorough investigation into the reasons behind the delay in completing the project. The investigation will focus on several key points outlined in the order:

  1. The approval and sanctioning process of the project by the Government of India’s Ministry of Road Transport & Highways.
  2. The disbursement of funds totaling Rs. 1014.90 lakhs by the Ministry of Roads and Highways (MORTH), GoI, during the financial year 2019-20.
  3. The current status of the project’s physical progress, which is reported to be significantly below expectations, resulting in cost and time overruns.

The Inquiry Officer is tasked with submitting a comprehensive report detailing the causes of the delay and providing specific recommendations to address the issues identified. The report is expected to be submitted to the Administrative Department within one month from the issuance of the Government Order.

To facilitate the inquiry process, S. Chand Singh, JKAS, Deputy Secretary to the Government, Transport Department, has been directed to assist the Inquiry Officer within the stipulated time frame.

This move underscores the government’s commitment to ensuring accountability and timely completion of crucial infrastructure projects, emphasizing the importance of efficient utilization of public funds and resources.

SDM Pahalgam Syed Naseer Ahmad Transferred and Posted as ACD Kulgam

Syed Naseer Ahmad JKAS

Syed Naseer Ahmad, a diligent officer serving in the Jammu and Kashmir Administrative Service (JKAS), has recently been entrusted with a new responsibility. With his commendable track record and exemplary service, Ahmad has been transferred and posted as the Project Officer for Wage Employment under the Assistant Commissioner Development (ACD) in Kulgam. This move underscores the administration’s trust in his capabilities and dedication to public service.

Previously, Ahmad served as the Sub-Divisional Magistrate in Pahalgam, where he efficiently handled various administrative tasks, ensuring smooth governance and effective implementation of policies. Additionally, he held the crucial additional charge of Sub-Registrar in Pahalgam, exhibiting versatility and a commitment to excellence in multiple domains.

Govt Orders Major Reshuffle of JKAS Officers

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In the interest of efficient administration and the smooth functioning of various departments, the following transfers and postings are hereby ordered with immediate effect:

  1. Mr. Igbal Hussain Mir, Jr. Scale JKAS, currently serving as State Taxes Officer in Srinagar, is transferred and his services are placed at the disposal of Industries and Commerce Department for further posting.
  2. Mr. Azhar Amin Zargar, Jr. Scale JKAS, currently serving as State Taxes Officer in Circle L, Srinagar, is transferred and posted as Under Secretary to the Government in the Agriculture Production Department.
  3. Mr. Sheetal Kumar Sharma, Jr. Scale JKAS, currently serving as District Panchayat Officer in Ramban, is transferred and his services are placed at the disposal of Transport Department for further posting.
  4. Mr. Sourabh Sharma, Jr. Scale JKAS, currently serving as Block Development Officer in Block Bhagwah, is transferred and his services are placed at the disposal of Industries and Commerce Department for further posting.
  5. Ms. Arjumand Yaqoob, Jr. Scale JKAS, currently serving as Assistant Director in the Directorate of Industries and Commerce, Kashmir, is transferred and her services are placed at the disposal of Social Welfare Department for further posting.
  6. Ms. Esha Chib, Jr. Scale JKAS, currently serving as ART0 in Bol, is transferred and her services are placed at the disposal of Housing and Urban Development Department for further posting as Under Secretary in the Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA), J&K.
  7. Mr. Mohammad Zubair Lattoo, Jr. Scale JKAS, currently serving as ARTO in Anantnag, is transferred and his services are placed at the disposal of Finance Department for further posting.
  8. Ms. Zeba Suleman, Jr. Scale JKAS, currently serving as Under Secretary to the Government in the Public Works (R&B) Department, is transferred and her services are placed at the disposal of Department of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs for further posting.
  9. Ms. Punika Pandita, Jr. Scale JKAS, currently serving as Deputy Registrar (Consumer) in Cooperative Societies, Jammu, is transferred and her services are placed at the disposal of Transport Department for further posting.
  10. Mr. Mohd. Rafie, Jr. Scale JKAS, currently serving as CDP0 in Khour, is transferred and his services are placed at the disposal of Revenue Department for further posting.
  11. Mr. Ashiq Rafiq Maliq, Jr. Scale JKAS, currently serving as State Taxes Officer in Rajouri, is transferred and his services are placed at the disposal of Auqaf Islamia, J&K, for further posting.
  12. Mr. Javid Rehman Hajam, Jr. Scale JKAS, currently serving as Assistant Director in Tourism, Gulmarg, is transferred and his services are placed at the disposal of Sports Council for further posting.
  13. Mr. Mohib ul Bukhari, Jr. Scale JKAS, currently serving as Under Secretary to the Government in Agriculture Production Department, is transferred and posted as Under Secretary to the Government in Public Works (R&B) Department.
  14. Mr. Akshar Kotwal, Jr. Scale JKAS, currently serving as Under Secretary to the Government in Jal Shakti Department, is transferred and his services are placed at the disposal of Social Welfare Department for further posting.
  15. Ms. Fatima, Jr. Scale JKAS, currently serving as Under Secretary to the Government in Science and Technology Department, is transferred and her services are placed at the disposal of Finance Department for further posting.
  16. Ms. Misba Arjumand, Jr. Scale JKAS, currently serving as Under Secretary to the Government in Youth Services and Sports Department, is transferred and posted as Under Secretary to the Government in Power Development Department.
  17. Mr. Showkat Ahmad Bhat, Jr. Scale JKAS, currently serving as Under Secretary to the Government in Home Department, is transferred and his services are placed at the disposal of Transport Department for further posting.
  18. Ms. Sheetal Choudhary, Jr. Scale JKAS, currently serving as State Taxes Officer in the office of Deputy Commissioner, State Taxes (Enforcement), Samba, is transferred and posted as Under Secretary to the Government in Revenue Department.
  19. Ms. Anjana Sudan, Jr. Scale JKAS, currently serving as Functional Manager in DIC, Udhampur, is transferred and her services are placed at the disposal of Department of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj for further posting.
  20. Ms. Alka Misra, Jr. Scale JKAS, currently serving as Assistant Director (Mils) in Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, Jammu, is transferred and her services are placed at the disposal of Department of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj for further posting.
  21. Ms. Rupali Jasrotia, Jr. Scale JKAS, currently serving as Functional Manager in DIC, Udhampur, is transferred and her services are placed at the disposal of Labour Department for further posting.
  22. Mr. Sushant Mahajan, Jr. Scale JKAS, currently serving as Assistant Director in Employment, Ramban, is transferred and his services are placed at the disposal of Resident Commissioner, J&K Government, New Delhi, for further posting.
  23. Mr. Santosh Kumar, Jr. Scale JKAS, currently serving as Nodal Officer in the office of CEO, J&K State Health Agency, Ayushman Bharat-PMJAY, is transferred and his services are placed at the disposal of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department for further posting.
  24. Ms. Aafreen Wahid Ganai, Jr. JKAS, currently serving as Assistant Director in the Directorate of Social Welfare, Kashmir, is transferred and her services are placed at the disposal of Cooperatives Department for further posting.
  25. Mr. Muzamil Hassan Choudhary, Jr. Scale JKAS, currently serving as Under Secretary to the Government in Revenue Department, is transferred and his services are placed at the disposal of Tourism Department for further posting.
  26. Mr. Muneer Hussain, Jr. Scale JKAS, currently serving as BDO in Aripal, Pulwama, is transferred and posted as Nodal Officer in the office of CEO, J&K State Health Agency, Ayushman Bharat-PMJAY.
  27. Mr. Vishal Angurana, Jr. Scale JKAS, currently serving as BDO in Nowshera, is transferred and his services are placed at the disposal of Department of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs for further posting.
  28. Mr. Aadil Bashir, Jr. Scale JKAS, currently serving as Under Secretary to the Government in ARI and Trainings Department, is transferred and posted as Nodal Officer in the office of CEO, J&K State Health Agency, Ayushman Bharat-PMJAY.
  29. Mr. Shabir Ahmad Baba, currently serving as Under Secretary to the Government in ARI and Trainings Department, is transferred and posted as Under Secretary to the Government in Department of Forest, Ecology and Environment.
  30. Mr. Arshad Jan, awaiting orders of adjustment in the General Administration Department, is posted as Under Secretary to the Government in ARI and Trainings Department.

This order shall be strictly complied with by all concerned authorities.

Government Announces Appointment of Candidates to Junior Scale Services in Jammu and Kashmir

Govt of J&K

In a significant development, the Government of Jammu and Kashmir has officially sanctioned the temporary appointment of candidates to the Junior Scale of the Jammu and Kashmir Administrative Service, J&K Police (Gazetted) Service, and J&K Accounts (Gazetted) Service. The appointments are made under the direct recruitment quota through the Combined Competitive Examination, 2022.

The decision comes in accordance with the recommendations put forth by the Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission, as outlined in Letter No. PSC/Exam/CCE(M)/2022/23 dated 13.10.2023, 08.11.2023, and 20.12.2023.

Government Order No: 225-JK(GAD) of 2024, dated January 25, 2024, officially sanctions the immediate appointment of the selected candidates against the posts in the Junior Scale of the mentioned services. The appointees will receive remuneration in the pay level 8 (47600-151100).

During a probationary period of two years, the appointees are required to undergo training and pass the Departmental Examination as prescribed by the rules. Candidates allocated to the Jammu and Kashmir Administrative Service, J&K Police (G) Service, and J&K Accounts (G) Service are directed to report to the Director General, J&K Institute of Management, Public Administration and Rural Development (IMPA&RD) for the foundation course.

After completing the foundation course, candidates assigned to J&K Police (G) Service and J&K Accounts (G) Service will report to the Director General of Police, J&K, and Director General, Accounts and Treasuries, J&K, respectively, for further prescribed training. Candidates allocated to Junior JKAS will continue their training at J&K IMPA&RD.

The appointees are required to join by producing original certificates, including qualification, date of birth, domicile, relevant category, and any other certificates as per rules. Failure to join within 21 days from the date of the appointment order will result in the forfeiture of the appointment.

Salary disbursement is contingent upon satisfactory reports on the authenticity of qualifications, date of birth, and relevant category certificates. Any adverse report or discovery of invalid certificates will result in automatic cancellation of the appointment.

Candidates who have taken loans for self-employment are mandated to relinquish their proprietorship and stakes in the enterprise before joining the government service. Repayment of the entire loan liability will be deducted from the appointee’s salary, with recovery details monitored by the respective Drawing and Disbursing Officer (DDO).

Seniority of appointees will be determined by their respective cadre controlling departments, as per the Jammu and Kashmir Civil Services (Classification, Control and Appeal) Rules, 1956.

The appointment and allocation are subject to the outcome of any pending writ petition(s) before any competent court of law. The government emphasizes adherence to these guidelines for a transparent and efficient recruitment process.

J&K Government Promotes 569 JKAS Officers

Govt of J&K

Jammu and Kashmir – The government of Jammu and Kashmir has released a tentative seniority list of the Junior Scale members of the Jammu and Kashmir Administrative Service as on 01.01.2023. This comes after the issuance of a provisional seniority list in 2019 for the 2011, 2012-1, 2012-II, 2013 and 2015 batches of Junior Scale JKAS Officers. The list was subject to the successful completion of the probation period for those who had not satisfactorily completed their probation at that point in time.

According to the latest order, several developments have occurred in the Jammu and Kashmir Administrative Service at its Junior Scale, including the confirmation of probation for various officers who were included in the previous seniority list provisionally. In addition, 184 Junior Scale Officers of the 2011 batch have been inducted into the Time Scale of the Jammu and Kashmir Administrative Service, and 291 candidates (264 of 2019 batch & 27 of 2020 Batch) have been appointed to the Junior Scale of the service.

The new seniority list includes officers from the 2011, 2012-I & II, 2013, 2015, 2018, 2019, and 2020 batches, as it stood on 01.01.2023. The list was drawn up in accordance with the rules governing the subject, including Rule 24 of the Jammu and Kashmir Civil Services (Classification, Control and Appeal) Rules, 1956, as amended from time to time, and Rule 18 of the Jammu and Kashmir Administrative Service Rules, 2008, as amended from time to time.

The tentative seniority list of the Junior Scale officers/members of the Jammu and Kashmir Administrative Service is now available for the concerned officers/members to view. Any member of the service included in the tentative seniority list, aggrieved with the assignment of his/her position in the seniority list or the details vis-à-vis his/her date of birth, may represent to the General Administration Department, along with documentary evidence, within a period of 21 days from the issuance of this Government Order.

The seniority positions assigned to the Junior Scale KAS Officers whose probation has not been confirmed due to either not having passed the prescribed departmental examination or other deficiencies viz; integrity certificate/vigilance clearance, is provisional and shall be subject to the satisfactorily completion of the period of probation. The details vis-à-vis reserved category to which a member belongs, excluding ST and SC candidates, shall be notified against the name in the final seniority only after a valid reserved category certificate is submitted in the General Administration Department (Services Section), Civil Secretariat, Jammu/Srinagar in person or on email id: servicesection226@gmail.com, within 21 days from the date of the issuance of this Order.

The government order noted that the category status of those officers who fail to submit valid category certificates within the stipulated period shall not be reflected in the final seniority list and shall be deemed to be treated as OM henceforth. The category certificates either received in person or from the official email id (@jk.gov.in or @nic.in) of the concerned officer shall only be treated as valid.

The issuance of the updated seniority list is expected to provide clarity on the hierarchy of Junior Scale members of the Jammu and Kashmir Administrative Service and facilitate the smooth functioning of the service.

Final Notice for Annual Property Returns Submission by J&K Government Employees on PRS Portal

Govt of J&K

The Jammu and Kashmir Government has issued a final notice to all its employees who have failed to submit their annual property returns on the PRS portal. This notice is a follow-up to the circular issued in December 2022, which instructed all employees to submit their property returns for the year 2022 on the PRS portal from January 1 to January 31, 2023. However, many employees have failed to meet the deadline, which is a mandatory process.

The failure to submit property returns by government employees is a punishable offense under the provisions of the Jammu and Kashmir Public Men and Public Servants Declaration of Assets Act and Rules made thereunder. The employees who have failed to meet the deadline will also be guilty of committing criminal misconduct under the Prevention of Corruption Act and will be punishable under the said act. Furthermore, non-submission of property returns will result in the denial of vigilance clearance of defaulting employees.

Considering the gravity of the situation, the General Administration Department has decided to grant a last and final opportunity to defaulting employees who have failed to submit their property returns within the stipulated timeline. However, this opportunity is only available between February 28 and March 10, 2023. After this period, no more opportunities will be granted, and action as mentioned above will be initiated against defaulters.

During the above stipulated period, employees who have registered themselves on the portal but have not submitted their property returns must do so. Furthermore, unregistered employees must get themselves registered on the portal and subsequently submit their property returns.

Controlling officers and drawing and disbursing officers (DDOs) are also instructed to ensure compliance with regard to filing of property returns by all the defaulting employees of their establishment. Further, administrative departments shall also assess the progress in this regard.

It is essential for government employees to understand the gravity of the situation and comply with the deadline to avoid punitive action. The submission of property returns is a mandatory process, and all employees must fulfill their obligations. The PRS portal is an online platform that provides a convenient and efficient way for employees to submit their property returns, and they should make use of this facility to comply with the requirements.

Ganderbal District State Land Encroachers List released, Download PDF

Ganderbal District State Land Encroachers List

Ganderbal, Jammu and Kashmir: The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir has released the much-anticipated District Ganderbal State Land Encroachers List. The list comprises of individuals who have been occupying state land under the now-repealed Roshni Act 2001.

The Roshni Act, which was enacted in 2001, aimed to vest ownership of state land to individuals who had been occupying it for a specified period of time. However, the act was later repealed due to concerns about its legality and fairness.

List of Beneficiaries of Roshni Act/Encroachers of State Land

  • Proforma A = Approved & Mutation attested thereafter
  • Proforma B = Approved but Mutation not attested
  • Proforma C = State land encroachment(recorded in revenue records,other than Roshni)
  • Proforma D = State land encroachment(Physically) but not shown in Revenue records(other than Roshni)

Click on the Numbers given in the Table below here to download the PDF in your Mobile or in Laptop.

S.NoProforma-A
( No. of Entries )
Proforma-B
( No. of Entries )
Proforma-C
( No. of Entries )
Proforma-D
( No. of Entries )
19 Families List1 Family
210 Families List
39 Families List
436 Families List64 Families List
514 Families List
627 Families List
72069 Families List1343 Families List
8679 Families List554 Families List
9668 Families List378 Families List

Moreover we will update this List in next few days and will add more families who have benefited with State land under Roshni Act.

Also Check | Srinagar District State Land Encroachers List, Download PDF

The release of the encroachments list by the Divisional Commissioner has caused a stir among the residents of Ganderbal, as it holds far-reaching consequences for those named on the list.

According to sources, the individuals named on the list may face legal action to reclaim the state land they have occupied. The local authorities have declined to comment on the matter, and it remains unclear what specific actions will be taken against those on the list.

However, it is widely expected that the local government will take strict measures to reclaim the state land and ensure that it is used for public good. The release of the encroachments list is a significant step towards restoring the legality and fairness of land ownership in Jammu and Kashmir.

The public is advised to seek guidance from a local lawyer or relevant authorities for a more accurate interpretation of the situation and any potential legal consequences.

Stay tuned for updates on this developing story.

Srinagar District State Land Encroachers List, Download PDF

Srinagar District state land List

The list of State Land Encroachers for District Srinagar has been updated by the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, where people can access all the details related to their lands.

More over the list is not final and will be updated.

List of Beneficiaries of Roshni Act/Encroachers of State Land

(Declared void ab initio by Hon’ble High Court)in PIL No:19/2011 pronounced on 09-10-2020)

  • Proforma A = Approved & Mutation attested thereafter
  • Proforma B = Approved but Mutation not attested
  • Proforma C = State land encroachment(recorded in revenue records,other than Roshni)
  • Proforma D = State land encroachment(Physically) but not shown in Revenue records(other than Roshni)

Click on the Numbers given in the Table below here to download the PDF in your Mobile or in Laptop.

S.NoProforma-A
( No. of Entries )
Proforma-B
( No. of Entries )
Proforma-C
( No. of Entries)
Proforma-D
( No. of Entries )
135 Families PDF
2101 Families PDF30 Families PDF
342 Families PDF80 Families PDF
48 Families PDF1 Family PDF
54557 Families PDF1415 Families PDF

Moreover we will update this List in next few days and will add more families who have benefited with State land under Roshni Act.

The administration has made various sections in the list giving elaborate details of the land. Under Proforma A, details and list of land approved and mutation attested thereafter, has been provided of all the ten districts.

Under Proforma B, a list of land approved but mutation not attested have been uploaded. In Proforma C, details and list of state land encroachment (recorded in revenue records, other than Roshni) has been provided with name and survey number including the area. And under Proforma D, details of state land encroachment (physically) but not shown in Revenue records (other than Roshni) have been uploaded.

The list comes amid the ongoing anti-encroachment drive in Jammu and Kashmir, evoking sharp criticism from almost all the major political parties of the Union Territory.

It may be noted, the High Court of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh has declared the Roshni Act as null and void in 2020.

The Jammu and Kashmir state lands (vesting of ownership to the occupants) Act was enacted in the year 2001 with the twin objective of generating resources for financing power projects and conferment of proprietary rights to the occupants of the state land.

The act popularly called as Roshni scheme initially envisaged conferment of proprietary rights of around 20.55 lakh Kanals (102750 hectares) to the occupants of which only 15.85 per cent land was approved for vesting of ownership rights.

The scheme was finally repealed by the then governor Satya Pal Malik on November 28, 2018.

In 2014, however, the Comptroller and Auditor General had estimated that only Rs 76 crore had been raised from the transfer of encroached land between 2007 and 2013.