Govt asks IAS Officer of J&K Cadre to file Immovable Property Return by 31st January

Govt of J&K

Jammu: Pursuant to the instructions issued by Department of Personnel & Training, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Government of India, regarding filing of Immovable Property Return (IPR) by the IAS Officers, various circular instructions have been issued by the GAD from time to time. In terms of Rule 16(2) of the AIS (Conduct) Rules, 1968, every member of the service is required to submit his/her annual Immovable Property Return (IPR) by 31st January of the next year, failure whereof constitutes good and sufficient reason for institution of disciplinary proceedings.

An online module has been introduced w.e.f. 01.01.2017 in respect of IAS officers for online filing of IPR. Through this module, every IAS officer can submit his/her IPR either electronically or upload scanned copy of the manually filled in IPR. This online module closes automatically after the prescribed timeline of 31st January in respect of filing of IPR of preceding year.

In terms of the extant Rules, the IAS officers have to necessarily file IPR electronically as there is no provision for submission of IPR manually. The timely submission of IPR, has assumed significance as in terms of DoPT’s instruction late submission of IPR results in denial of vigilance clearance.

The IAS officers working in connection with the affairs of the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir are, accordingly, advised to observe the above instructions in letter & spirit.

These instructions have been uploaded on GAD website www.jkgad.nic.in.

J&K Govt forms committee for addressing litigation regarding encroachment of State land

Govt of J&K

Srinagar: Constitution of District Level Standing Committee(s) for addressing litigation regarding encroachment of State/Departmental land.

Sanction is hereby accorded to constitution of the District Level Standing Committee, comprising the following, for each district for dealing with court matters involving encroachment of State/Departmental land:-

  • Deputy Commissioner (concerned) | Chairperson
  • Superintendent of Police | Member
  • Representative of the concerned Department | Member
  • Representative of Director Litigation | Member

Terms of Reference: The Committee shall finalize the draft objections to be submitted by the concerned Officer in Charge (OIC) Litigation within a period of 15 days within receipt of the draft objections by the concerned Department.

The draft objections so finalized shall be thereafter submitted to the appropriate office within a period of 15 days thereof.

The Deputy Commissioner shall take periodic review of all pending cases, on monthly basis, preferably on second Monday to expedite the draft objections.

It is further ordered that Deputy Commissioner, shall nominate senior-most officer of the concerned Department as Officer-In-Charge (OIC) for each case.

J&K Govt forms Committee for the Protection of Child Rights

Govt of J&K

Constitution of Selection Committee for the Jammu and Kashmir Commission for Protection of Child Rights. In terms of Rule 4 (1) of the Jammu and Kashmir Commission for Protection of Child Rights Rules, sanction is hereby accorded to the constitution of a Selection Committee, comprising the following, for making selection to the post of Chairperson and Members of the Jammu and Kashmir Commission for Protection of Child Rights:-

  • Chief Secretary | J&K Chairperson
  • Administrative Secretary, Social Welfare Department | Member
  • Secretary, Department of Law, Justice & Parliamentary Affairs | Member

Terms of Reference:

  1. To ensure that the procedure prescribed in Jammu and Kashmir Child Rights Commission Rules, 2022 is followed while making selection of the Chairperson and Member of the Child Rights Commission.
  2. To prepare a select list and submit recommendations to the Government for appointment of Chairperson and Members of the said Commission.
  3. To prepare a wait list of two persons for each of the posts which shall be valid for a period of three months

J&K Govt constitutes an Internal Complaint Committee for females under Sexual Harassment of women at Workplace

Govt of J&K

Srinagar: Constitution of Internal Complaint Committee for female members of Jammu and Kashmir Administrative Service, J&K Secretariat (Gazetted) Service-I and J&K Secretariat (Gazetted) Service-II under Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013.

In terms of Section 4(1) of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013, sanction is hereby accorded to constitution of Internal Complaint Committee comprising the following to enquire and dispose of the complaints, if any, of sexual harassment against female members of Jammu and Kashmir Administrative Service (JKAS), J&K Secretariat (Gazetted) Service-I and J&K Secretariat (Gazetted) Service-II under Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013:-

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J&K Govt Promotes Section Officers as Under Secretaries in Civil Secretariat

Govt of J&K

As recommended by the Departmental Promotion Committee/J&K Public Service Commission, sanction is hereby accorded to the regular promotion of following Section Officers of the J&K Secretariat (Subordinate) Service as Under Secretaries in the J&K Secretariat (Gazetted) Service-I in the pay level 8 (47600-151100), from the dates indicated against each:

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Govt drives socio-economic empowerment among JK youth, Through Mission Youth

Govt of J&K

Srinagar: J&K Government is laying special thrust with Mission Youth programme on skilling & self-employment of youth with targeted schemes to drive a socio-economic transformation.

Government has instructed for impact assessment of initiatives and called upon stakeholders for exploring all avenues for enhanced corporate engagement in Youth empowerment and skilling programmes/schemes.

According to officials more than 30,000 youth, including more than 12,000 girls, have been provided with direct livelihood means during the year 2021-22.

Mission Youth has also partnered with reputed institutions/ organizations of the country including BSE Institute, ICICI Foundation, Ashok Leyland, Wipro etc. with an aim to facilitate skilling of youth in high employability potential sectors like BFSI, Robotics, Artificial intelligence, etc. and more than 10,000 young boys and girls were provided with market-driven skill development trainings during 2021-22.

Highlighting the achievements of Mission youth, the CEO informed that under Mumkin scheme, during FY 2021-22, 3651 vehicles were provided to youth for self-employment against the target of 2022 vehicles.

Under Tajeswini, about 2443 Young girls were provided assistance under the program during FY 2021-22 against the target of 2022.

More than 11725 youth, including 5237 girls were provided with customized market driven trainings. 910 Candidates, including 251 Girls, are being provided with necessary training to qualify the recruitment process for joining Armed Forces as Agni Veers.

Under Parvaaz Scheme, coaching of youth is being sponsored by Mission Youth in reputed institutions. Coaching for civil services and NEET JEE is provided under this scheme

Pertinently, Mission Youth is an ambitious programme of UT administration aimed to positively engage youth in socio-economic development of J&K through a multi-pronged strategy involving all necessary systematic interventions particularly in the areas of Skill Development, Livelihood generation, Education, Recreation and Sports.

The thrust areas under Mission Youth is Targeted implementation of existent Livelihood Generation Programmes; Establishment of Residential Coaching Institutions for Competitive Examinations & professional Courses; Establishment & Operationalization of District Youth Centers in all 20 Districts of J&K; Education, Career Counseling & Market-driven Skill Development Programmes; Recreation, Social Engagement & Sports; Youth Innovation Promotion Programmes.

Mission Youth is also working on creating a database of all unemployed youth along with their bio-data so as to help them in finding decent jobs under this program as per their skill set and core capabilities. To sum up it would be apt to say that Mission Youth has transformed the youth development scenario in J&K in a remarkable manner.