Government Orders Transfers and Postings in Jammu and Kashmir Administration

Govt of J&K

Srinagar/Jammu: The Government of J&K today has issued Transfer Order, significant transfers and postings have been announced in various administrative positions within Jammu and Kashmir. These changes come as part of administrative restructuring to ensure efficient governance and optimal utilization of human resources. The order, numbered 817-JK(GAD) of 2024, issued on March 12, 2024, mandates immediate implementation.

  1. Mr. Amir Hussain Appointed as Special Officer, Auqaf, J&K: Mr. Amir Hussain, previously serving as Deputy Secretary in the J&K Public Service Commission, has been transferred and appointed as Special Officer for Auqaf, Jammu and Kashmir.
  2. Mr. Zakir Hussain Assumes Deputy Secretary Role in Power Development Department: Mr. Zakir Hussain, who held the position of Assistant Commissioner Panchayat in Kishtwar, will now serve as Deputy Secretary to the Government in the Power Development Department.Additionally, Mr. Phulail Singh, currently the Project Officer for Wage Employment in Kishtwar, will temporarily take charge as Assistant Commissioner Panchayat, Kishtwar, alongside his existing responsibilities.
  3. Mr. Mohsin Raza Relocated as District Mineral Officer, Rajouri: Mr. Mohsin Raza, previously serving as Deputy Secretary to the Government in the Health and Medical Education Department, has been transferred to the role of District Mineral Officer in Rajouri.
  4. Mr. Tariq Ahmad Reshi and Mr. Showkat Ahmad Bhat Trade Roles: Mr. Tariq Ahmad Reshi, Sub-Registrar in Sopore, will now assume the position of District Mineral Officer in Anantnag, while retaining additional responsibilities as Chief Executive Officer of the Municipal Council in both Sopore and Anantnag.Conversely, Mr. Showkat Ahmad Bhat, the former District Mineral Officer in Anantnag, will take over as Sub-Registrar in Sopore. Like Mr. Reshi, he will also hold the position of Chief Executive Officer in both Sopore and Anantnag.
  5. Mr. Mohd. Naseeb Transferred to Social Welfare Department: Mr. Mohd. Naseeb, who previously served as District Mineral Officer in Rajouri, will now take on the role of Deputy Secretary to the Government in the Social Welfare Department.
  6. Mr. Majad Jhangir Assigned Deputy Secretary Position in J&K Public Service Commission: Mr. Majad Jhangir, formerly Special Officer for Auqaf, J&K, will now serve as Deputy Secretary in the J&K Public Service Commission.

JK Govt Issues Appointment orders for APs in various subjects

Govt of J&K

The Higher Education Department of Jammu and Kashmir government has today issued Appointment orders for the Posts of Assistant Professors in the subjects of Commerce, Dogri and Environmental Science, the said candidates have been asked to Join in their respective division with in next 21 days, the orders of which a copy lies with is attached below here:

Commerce Order

Dogri Order

Environmental Science

High-Level Committee Formed to Investigate Revenue Papers of Land Acquisition in Digiana (Industrial Estate)

Govt of J&K

The government has sanctioned the formation of a High-Level Committee to address concerns regarding the revenue papers of land acquisition in Digiana (Industrial Estate) and to verify the availability of revenue records.

The committee, comprising eminent individuals from various departments, has been tasked with investigating the matter thoroughly and providing recommendations for further action. The members of the committee include:

  1. Divisional Commissioner, Jammu
  2. Deputy Commissioner, Jammu
  3. Managing Director, J&K SIDCO/SICOP
  4. Director, Industries & Commerce, Jammu
  5. General Manager, District Industries Centre, Jammu
  6. Representative from the Department of Law, Justice & Parliamentary Affairs (not below the rank of Additional Secretary)
  7. Any other member to be co-opted by the Committee, as may be required.

The Terms of Reference for the committee have been outlined, with a focus on scrutinizing the revenue papers of land acquisition and verifying the availability of relevant records from the archives.

The committee will submit its findings and recommendations to the government, which will then determine the appropriate course of action.

This move reflects the government’s commitment to transparency and accountability in matters related to land acquisition and revenue records. It is expected that the committee’s investigation will shed light on any discrepancies and pave the way for corrective measures to be implemented.

The Chairman of the committee, Principal Secretary to the Hon’ble Lieutenant Governor, J&K, has expressed confidence in the committee’s ability to fulfill its mandate effectively and in a timely manner.

JK Govt Announces Transfers and Postings Across Various Departments


In a recent Government Order (No.776-JK(GAD) of 2024) dated March 5, 2024, several transfers and postings have been announced across different administrative positions, effective immediately. The move aims to streamline administrative functions and enhance operational efficiency. Here are the key appointments:

  1. Ms. Rifat Aftab Qureshi: Transferred from Joint Director (Administration) in the Directorate of Rural Development, Kashmir, to Chief Executive Officer, Tourism Development Authority, Wullar-Manasbal.
  2. Dr. Tahir Firdous Dutta: Moved from Additional Secretary to the Government, Power Development Department, to Additional Commissioner (Central) in the office of Financial Commissioner (Revenue).
  3. Ms. Deepika Rana: Shifted from Additional Secretary to the Government, Department of Forest, Ecology, and Environment, to Chief Executive Officer, Jammu Urban Development Agency.
  4. Mr. Riyaz Ahmad Shah: Formerly Joint Commissioner, Srinagar Municipal Corporation, holding additional charges, now transferred as Joint Director (Administration) in the Directorate of Rural Development, Kashmir.
  5. Mr. Ghulam Mohammad Bhat: Reassigned from Chief Executive Officer, Tourism Development Authority, Wullar-Manasbal, to Joint Commissioner, Srinagar Municipal Corporation.
  6. Mr. Mohamamd Rashid: Assigned as Joint Director, Youth Services and Sports, Kashmir, after awaiting orders of posting in the General Administration Department.
  7. Mr. Fareed Ahmad Kohli: While holding the position of General Manager, DIC, Rajouri, is now tasked with the additional responsibility of Chief Executive Officer, Tourism Development Authority, Rajouri.

These transfers and postings, orchestrated by the Lieutenant Governor, signify a strategic realignment within the bureaucratic framework, aimed at bolstering various departments’ operational capacities and ensuring effective governance.

Shri Chandraker Bharti IAS appointed as Principal Secretary to J&K Home Department

IAS Chandraker Bharti

The Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, has appointed Shri Chandraker Bharti, IAS (AGMUT:1996), as the Principal Secretary to the Government, Home Department, with immediate effect. The decision comes via Government Order No: 768-JK(GAD) of 2024, dated March 4, 2024, issued by the Lieutenant Governor.

Shri Chandraker Bharti, an engineering graduate from Delhi College of Engineering, brings a wealth of experience to his new role. Having joined the Indian Administrative Services in September 1996, he holds an M.Sc. degree in Public Management & Policy from the esteemed London School of Economics & Political Science, UK.

Bharti’s career spans over 24 years in Civil Services, during which he has held various pivotal positions. His previous assignments include serving as Additional Commissioner in the Department of Sales Tax, Government of NCT of Delhi, and as Director in the Ministry of Commerce & Industry. He has also served as Development Commissioner across diverse Government Departments such as Agriculture, Finance & Planning, Industries & Commerce, and Information Technology in the Union Territory of Pondicherry. Additionally, he has briefly contributed to the Health & Family Welfare and Environment & Forest Departments of the Government of NCT of Delhi.

The appointment of Shri Chandraker Bharti, known for his extensive experience and expertise, underscores the government’s commitment to ensuring efficient administration and governance in crucial departments. His tenure as Principal Secretary to the Government, Home Department, is anticipated to bring forth strategic insights and effective leadership in addressing pertinent issues concerning home affairs.

J&K Secretariat to Conduct Type Test for Matriculate Orderlies/Jamadars for Junior Assistant Vacancies

Civil Secretariat Srinagar

The General Administration Department of Jammu and Kashmir has initiated the process of conducting a Type Test for Matriculate Orderlies/Jamadars of the J&K Secretariat (Subordinate) Service. This move aims to fill vacancies of Junior Assistants anticipated to be available under the 25% promotion quota, in accordance with the J&K Secretariat (Subordinate) Service Recruitment Rules.

Details of the Initiative: All eligible Matriculate Orderlies/Jamadars of the J&K Secretariat (Subordinate) Service, who aspire to participate in the Type Test, are requested to submit their bio-data within a stipulated period of seven days. The submission can be made either in person or via email to The bio-data should adhere to the prescribed proforma/format and include details such as the official’s name, designation, place of posting, and a recent passport-size photograph.

Objective: The objective behind conducting this Type Test is to streamline the promotion process within the J&K Secretariat (Subordinate) Service. By providing eligible candidates with an opportunity to demonstrate their typing skills, the department aims to identify suitable candidates to fill upcoming vacancies of Junior Assistants.

Implications: This initiative not only ensures transparency in the recruitment process but also offers a chance for career advancement to qualified individuals within the service. By encouraging eligible employees to participate, the department fosters a culture of skill enhancement and merit-based promotions.

The decision to conduct a Type Test for Matriculate Orderlies/Jamadars of the J&K Secretariat (Subordinate) Service reflects the government’s commitment to efficient administration and employee welfare. Through such initiatives, the department endeavors to create avenues for career progression while maintaining the integrity of the recruitment process. Eligible candidates are encouraged to avail themselves of this opportunity and submit their bio-data within the specified timeframe to be considered for the Type Test.

Government of Jammu and Kashmir Announces Administrative Transfers


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.