J&K Overhauls Administration: 47 Bureaucrats shifted in 24 hours

Jammu: In a major overhaul in the civil administration, the Jammu and Kashmir government ordered transfers and postings of 47 bureaucrats, including 20 Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers in the last 24 hours.

According to the order issued late on Wednesday night, the divisional commissioner of Jammu and six deputy commissioners (DCs) are among those transferred with immediate effect.

Barely 10 months after his posting as additional chief secretary (ACS), Finance, 1989-batch IAS officer Atal Dulloo was posted as ACS, Agriculture Production Department.

Vivek Bhardwaj, a 1990-batch IAS officer was posted as ACS, Finance with additional charge of administrative secretary of Industries and Commerce Department, and chairman of the Board of Professional Entrance Examination (BOPEE).

Indian Revenue Service (IRS) officer Alok Kumar, the principal secretary of the Youth Service and Sports Department, has been given the additional charge of administrative secretary, Civil Aviation Department and civil aviation commissioner.

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Senior IAS officer Ashok Kumar Parmar has been posted as principal secretary of the Jal Shakti Department. M Raju and Rashmi Singh will be the new commissioner-secretary of the Mining Department and the sales tax commissioner, respectively, the order stated.

Navin Kumar Choudhary, a 1994-batch officer who was recently raided in connection with a case, has been posted as the principal secretary of the Health and Medical Education Department, it said.

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Raghav Langer, Sushma Chauhan, Bhupinder Kumar, Rajesh Kumar and Anshul Garg are among those transferred.

IAS officers Avny Lavasa, Syed Sehrish Asgar, Kritika Jyotsna, Rahul Panday, Shymbir and Jammu and Kashmir Administrative Service (JKAS) officer Khalid Jehangir have been posted as DCs of Jammu, Baramulla, Udhampur, Kathua, Ganderbal and Kupwara respectively, the order said.

Ankita Kar, IRAS, managing director, J&K Trade Promotion Organisation, is transferred and posted as additional commissioner, State Taxes (Tax Planning, Policy and Advance Ruling). She shall continue to hold the charge of the post of chief executive officer, Jammu-Srinagar Mass Rapid Transit Corporation, in addition to her own duties, till further orders, the officials said.

Pradeep Kumar, JKAS, is transferred and posted as director of Archives, Archaeology and Museums; and Rachna Sharma, JKAS, is posted as secretary of the Social Welfare Department.

Similarly, Tariq Ahmad Zargar, JKAS, is transferred and posted as director of Handloom and Handicrafts, Kashmir; Nazir Ahmad Khwaja, JKAS, is transferred and posted as regional director of Survey and Land Records (ex officio settlement officer), Srinagar, against an available vacancy, the order stated.

Ashok Kumar, JKAS, is transferred and posted as mission director, Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan, it said.

Meanwhile, in a separate order issued on Thursday, the government transferred 14 JKAS officers in the interest of administration with immediate effect.

According to a government order, Khalid Majeed, JKAS, Special Secretary to the Government, School Education Department, has been transferred and posted as Director, Panchayati Raj and ex-officio Special Secretary to the Government, Department of Rural Development & Panchayati Raj, relieving Mohammad Mumtaz Ali, JKAS, Director, Rural Development, Jammu of the additional charge of the post.

Kanta Devi, JKAS, Additional District Development Commissioner, Udhampur, has been transferred and posted as Special Secretary to the Government School Education Department.

Mohammad Syed Khan, JKAS, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Udhampur, shall hold the charge of the post of Additional District Development Commissioner, Udhampur, in addition to his own duties, till further orders.

Puneet Sharma, JKAS, Additional District Development Commissioner, Kathua, has been transferred and posted as Director, Urban Local Bodies, Jammu, relieving Mohammad Shahid Saleem Dar, JKAS, Managing Director, J&K Housing Board of the additional charge of the post.

Atul Gupta, JKAS, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Kathua, shall hold the charge of the post of Additional District Development Commissioner, Kathua, in addition to his own duties, till further orders.

Haris Ahmad Handoo, JKAS, Special Secretary to the Government, Jal Shakti Department, has been transferred and posted as Vice-Chairman, Srinagar Development Authority, against an available vacancy.

Mohammad Ashraf Hakak, JKAS, awaiting orders of adjustment in the General Administration Department, has been posted as Programme Officer, ICDS Project, Bandipore, against an available vacancy.

Syed Sajad Qadri, JKAS, awaiting orders of adjustment in the General Administration Department, has been posted as Programme Officer, ICDS Project, Ganderbal, against an available vacancy.

Mohammad Anwar Banday, JKAS, Joint Director (Administration) in the Directorate of Rural Development, Jammu, has been transferred and posted as Programme Officer, ICDS Project, Reasi.

Irshad Ahmad, JKAS, awaiting orders of adjustment in the General Administration Department, has been posted as Programme Officer, ICDS Project, Budgam, relieving Mohammad Ashraf Sheikh, JKAS, General Manager, DIC, Budgam of the additional charge of the post.

Renu Kumari, JKAS, Programme Officer, ICDS Project, Reasi, has been transferred and posted as Programme Officer, ICDS Project, Jammu, against an available vacancy.

Nissar Ahmad Malik, JKAS, awaiting orders of adjustment in the General Administration Department, has been posted as Programme Officer, ICDS Project, Shopian, against an available vacancy.

Sushil Kumar Khajuria, JKAS, awaiting orders of adjustment in the General Administration Department, has been posted as Additional Secretary to the Government, Higher Education Department.

Avleen Kour Bali, JKAS, awaiting orders of adjustment in the General Administration Department, has been posted as Joint Director (Administration) in the Directorate of Rural Development, Jammu.

Sundeep Singh Bali, JKAS, awaiting orders of adjustment in the General Administration Department, has been posted as Programme Officer, ICDS Project, Anantnag, against an available vacancy.

Kulbushan Khajuria, JKAS, awaiting orders of adjustment in the General Administration Department, has been posted as Programme Officer, ICDS Project, Kathua, against an available vacancy.

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