Governor to appoint more advisers in few days

Governor to appoint more advisers in few days

Srinagar: As civilian government eludes Jammu and Kashmir, governor NN Vohra is likely to appoint more advisers in the next few days.
A senior officer privy to the development told Kashmir Reader that the fresh appointments are being made to ensure that every important matter receives timely attention.
On February 4, Vohra appointed two former IAS officers, Parvez Dewan and Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, as his advisers and entrusted them with key departments.
The duo enjoys the powers of a minister under the Jammu and Kashmir Government Business Rules.
Besides, Chief Secretary BR Sharma and Financial Commissioner BB Vyas were also given charge of important departments.
The appointment of advisers on February 4 had come two days after the governor’s separate meeting with PDP and BJP leaders.
Instead of clarifying their stand on government formation, both the parties put onus on each other.
The 10-month PDP-BJP rule had ended with the death of chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on January 7.
Following the assembly elections in 2014, the two ideologically opposite parties formed the alliance based on a common agenda of alliance.
Ever since Mufti’s death, there has been stalemate over government formation as PDP president Mehbooba Mufti, expressed her inability to head administration unless New Delhi announces some confidence building measures (CBMs). Efforts of the BJP leader Ram Madhav to break ice with PDP bore no fruit.

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