SRINAGAR: The Civil Secretariat and other moving offices opened here on Monday after bi-annual Darbar Move from Jammu, the winter capital of the state.
Raj Bhavan, Civil Secretariat and other offices, which had closed in Jammu on April 25, opened here as per the Darbar Move, a century-old Dogra practice under which government functions six month each in the two capitals.
Chief Minister Omar Abdullah attended his office in Civil Secretariat this morning. On his arrival he was accorded guard of honour by the J&K police contingent.
However, this time there was no customary interaction of the Chief Minister with the journalists due to Model Code of Conduct for the Lok Sabha elections being in force. The media persons were not allowed to enter the Civil Secretariat premises.
Various Ministers and senior officers besides employees of the Civil Secretariat welcomed the Chief Minister.
“The presidents and other office bearers of Non-Gazetted Employees Union and Low Paid Employees Union presented boutiques to the Chief Minister and greeted him on the first day of opening of offices in Srinagar,” according to an official spokesman.