Cabinet decisions

Cabinet decisions

Transfer of Property (Amendment) Ordinance draft appoved
The cabinet chaired by Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today approved the draft “Jammu and Kashmir Transfer of Property (Amendment) Ordinance, 2017”, for its submission to the Governor for promulgation.

Justice (Rtd) Sunil Hali appointed president consumer commission
The Cabinet has accorded sanction to the appointment of Justice (Retired) Sunil Hali, former Judge of J&K High Court as President of the J&K State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission for a period of 5 years from the date of assumption of office.

Review of Police (Gazetted) Services
To remove stagnation of State Police Service officers, belonging to various wings/cadres, the Cabinet chaired by the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today approved review of the strength and composition of the Jammu and Kashmir Police (Gazetted) Service based on the proposal of the Home Department and the recommendations of the Cabinet Sub-Committee which had been constituted by the Cabinet.
There had been a demand for carving out higher scales of pay in the General Cadre of the Jammu and Kashmir Police (Gazetted) Service on the pattern of the officers of the Jammu and Kashmir Administrative Service (KAS) and the Jammu and Kashmir Accounts (Gazetted) Service.
The Cabinet approved introduction of Selection Grade at the level of DySPs/SPs in various cadres/wings of the service, enhancement of Selection Grade quota at the level of SPs and introduction of deputation reserve in the Prosecution Cadre.
Cabinet also approved introduction of three new scales in General Cadre including Selection Grade-I in PB:4 Rs 37400-67000+GP Rs 8700, Super Time Scale (i) in PB:4 Rs 37400-67000+GP Rs 8900 and Super Time Scale (ii) in PB:4 Rs 37400-67000+GP Rs 10,000.

Selection grade constable posts doubled
The state cabinet Wednesday accorded sanction to the enhancement of the percentage of posts of Selection Grade Constables to 50%, from the existing 25% at constabulary level and upgradation of pay scale of Selection Grade Constable from existing grade pay of Rs. 2100 to grade pay of Rs. 2400 in the pay band of Rs. 5200-20200. A Constable with nine years of service only shall be eligible for placement in the Selection Grade subject to availability of post. Constables getting in situ promotion earlier will be entitled to pay scale of Rs. 5200-20200 + GP Rs.2400 but not rank. They will be entitled to rank only after their placement in the Selection Grade of Constable.

Fast tracking regularization of casual workers
The Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today while expressing concern over the slow progress in regard to regularization of casual/temporary/need based labourers/ workers engaged after 31.01.1994, directed that such Administrative Departments as have not submitted Bio-Metric details together with related information in respect of aforementioned category of workers, will submit the same to the Finance Department within a month.

Single BPL list to be finalized within month
The cabinet also discussed the issue of having a single BPL list. Cabinet directed that the BPL list compiled by the Food, Civil Supplies and Consumers Affairs Department (FCS&CAD) be reviewed under the aegis of the Planning, Development and Monitoring Department (PDMD) in consultation with the Departments of FCS&CA, Power Development, Social Welfare   and Rural Development and Panchayati Raj to finalize a single BPL list within a month, to be used in connection with all BPL related Welfare programmes.
The cabinet directed the Higher Education Department to examine the requests for setting up of new degree colleges, particularly in the light of resource commitment from Union government for setting up such institutions.
Cabinet directed that the Home Department shall in consultation with the Finance Department examine the issue relating to operationalization of new/sanctioned Fire and Emergency Service Stations by way of provision of required infrastructure and manpower.
K B Agarwal promoted to fixed scale
The Cabinet has accorded sanction to the promotion of K B Aggarwal, IAS (JK:1985) to the Fixed Scale of IAS (Rs.80,000) (pre-revised), notionally from 01.11.2015, and regularly with effect from 07.03.2017.
IPS officers promoted
The Cabinet has accorded sanction to the promotion of IPS Officers of J&K Cadre of 1999 Batch, S Anand Jain and S R Samuel on proforma basis, Nitish Kumar, Ashkoor Ahmed Wani and Nisar Ahmed to the Super Time Scale – (ii)-IGP (Level 14 in the Pay Matrix), w.e.f. 05.06.2017.

5 posts of additional advocate generals created
Monthly retainership, counsel fee revised
The Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today accorded sanction to the creation of 4 posts of Additional Advocate General at New Delhi and enhancement of monthly retainership and Counsel fee of Law Officers at New Delhi.  Accordingly Advocate on record shall be entitled to a monthly retainership of Rs 30, 000 per month and Counsel fee of Rs.10,000 per case against the existing Rs.9450/ per month and Rs.6750 per hearing respectively.  Additional Advocate General shall be entitled to monthly retainership of Rs.30,000 per month and Counsel fee of Rs.9000 per case against the existing Rs.20,000 per month and Rs.9000 per hearing respectively.  Similarly, Additional Standing Counsel shall be entitled to monthly retainership of Rs.25,000 and Cousel fee of Rs.9,000 per case as against the existing Rs.9,450 per month and Rs.6,000 per hearing respectively.
The Cabinet also approved creation of an additional post of Additional Advocate General who will exclusively look after all the cases relating to State owned properties outside J&K; particularly in the States of Punjab (Chandigarh & Amritsar) and Haryana (Sirsa) etc.

Transfer of land to JK Bank, Technical Education Department approved
The Cabinet has accorded sanction to the transfer of land on lease basis, measuring 50 kanals available with Government Joinery Mills, Pampore to the Jammu & Kashmir Bank Limited @ Rs.45 lakh per kanal for development of a Mega Currency Chest and establishment of Staff Training College, keeping in view the provisions of the relevant law.
The Cabinet also approved transfer of State land measuring 64 kanals and 1 marla situated at village Sathra Tehsil Mandi, District Poonch for construction of Government Polytechnic College, Poonch in favour of Technical Education Department.

Procedural guidelines to Industrial Policy 2016-26 approved
The state cabinet has accorded sanction to the adoption of Procedural Guidelines with respect to the Industrial Policy; 2016-26 which shall be applicable till the policy remain in vogue and shall come into force with immediate effect.
New Industrial Policy was notified in March, 2016. After its notification there had been demand from stakeholders including Industrial Associations and field agencies of the department for issuing detailed procedural guidelines elaborating various provisions of the Industrial Policy and providing clarity on important issues.
The guidelines have been prepared on the basis of feedback/suggestions obtained from various stakeholders and inter-departmental consultations with the Finance and Law Departments.