Government orders major reshuffle in administration

SRINAGAR: The State Advisory Committee (SAC) on Thursday reshuffled a battery of top bureaucrats in Jammu and Kashmir.
This is a major reshuffle in the administration since Governor’s Rule was imposed in the state on January 8, a day after the demise of then-chief minister, Mufti Muhammad Sayeed.
Sources said the SAC removed some influential bureaucrats who were given plum posts during the Sayeed-led PDP-BJP alliance.
Senior bureaucrat Farooq Shah, who was virtually functioning as Comissioner Sectry for Tourism during the previous regime, has been sent back to his original posting of managing director Tourism Development Corporation.
Altaf Ahmad Andrabi, who was posted as in-charge director, Agriculture, has also been sent back to his position of joint director Agriculture.
Director Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution (CAPD), Abdul Rashid War, who was unable to coup up with the issues related to National Food Security Act implementation, has been replaced by Zubair Ahmad.
War would be new additional Commissioner, Kashmir.
Vice-Chairman and DG IMPA, Dr Arun Kumar, shall hold the charge of the post of chairman J&K Special Tribunal, in addition to his own duties, till further orders.
Pramod Kumar Jain, chairman J&K Special Tribunal, has been transferred and posted as financial commissioner, revenue, relieving R K Goyal, principal secretary to the government for Home department, of the additional charge.
Sandeep Kumar Nayak, principal secretary to the government for Relief & Rehabilitation department, has been transferred and posted as principal secretary to the government for Tourism department, relieving Farooq Ahmed Shah, managing director J&K Tourism Development Corporation of the additional charge.
Vinod Kaul, commissioner secretary to the government for ARI, Trainings and Stationery& Office Supplies, has been transferred and posted as commissioner secretary to the government for Animal & Sheep Husbandry and Science & Technology departments, relieving Shailender Kumar, commissioner secretary to the government for Industries & Commerce of the additional charge.
Mohammad Afzal Bhat, secretary to the government for Revenue department shall hold additional charge of the post of administrative secretary Relief and Rehabilitation department till further orders.
Anal Gupta, managing director J&K Handlooms Development Corporation, has been recalled from deputation and posted as secretary to the government, ARI, Trainings, and Stationery & Office supplies departments.
Baseer Ahmed Khan, commissioner Commercial Taxes, J&K, has been transferred and posted as secretary to the government for Cooperatives department.
R K Bhagat, secretary in the Industries & Commerce department, has been transferred and posted as secretary to the government for Transport department.
Hilal Ahmed Parray, secretary to the government, Cooperative department, has been transferred and posted as commissioner, Commercial Taxes, J&K.
Kifayat Hussain Rizvi, secretary to the government for Transport department, has been transferred and posted as managing director State Power Development Corporation, relieving Dheeraj Gupta, commissioner secretary to the government, PDD, of the additional charge.
Basharat Saleem, under orders of transfer as additional commissioner, Kashmir, has been transferred and posted as member J&K Special Tribunal (at Jammu) against the available vacancy.
Salma Hamid, awaiting orders of adjustment, has been posted as member J&K Special Tribunal (at Srinagar) against the available vacancy.
Manesha Devi Sharma, director Stationery and Office Supplies, has been transferred and posted as director Command Area Development, Jammu, relieving Ashok Kumar Malhotra, joint director Agriculture Jammu of the additional charge.
The charge of the director Stationery and Office Supplies has been assigned to Rohit Khajuria, executive director Mubarak Mandi Heritage Society, Jammu, till further orders.
Showkat A Zargar, commissioner Srinagar Municipal Corporation has been transferred and posted as managing director J&K Handloom Dev Corporation.
Showkat Ahmad Beigh, director Rural Sanitation, J&K, has been transferred and posted as director Agriculture, Kashmir, relieving Altaf Ahmad Andrabi, joint director Agriculture, Kashmir, of the additional charge.
Zubair Ahmad, member J&K Services Selection Board has been transferred and posted as director Consumer Affairs & Public Distribution, Kashmir.
Hashmat Ali Khan, awaiting orders of adjustment, has been posted as special secretary to the government, Hospitality & Protocol department.
M M Rehman Ghasi, additional district development commissioner, Kupwara, has been transferred and posted as director Rural Sanitation.
Bashir Ahmed Khan, chief executive officer, Integrated Watershed Management Programme, has been transferred and posted as commissioner, Srinagar Municipal Corporation.
R K Bhat, director Panchayats, will hold the additional charge of the post of CEO, Integrated Watershed Management Programme till further orders.
K K Sharma, awaiting orders of adjustment, has been posted as director Floriculture Jammu, relieving Ashok Kumar Gupta, deputy director Floriculture, Jammu, of the additional charge.

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