Srinagar: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday said that she will hold the charge of Information Department, withdrawing the portfolio from Chowdhary Zulfikar Ali.
An order, issued on Tuesday by the government in Srinagar, read: “In pursuance of Rule 5 of the Jammu and Kashmir government Business Rules, I, Mehbooba Mufti, Chief Minister, Jammu and Kashmir, do hereby withdraw the charge of Information Department and assign the charge of Tribal Affairs to Chowdhary Zulfikar Ali in addition to the subject already assigned to him.”
“The Information Department shall henceforth remain under my charge.”
Pertinently, the department of information has been mired in various controversies over the distribution of advertisements and its mismanagement over handling the overall affairs of the government in terms of public relations.
The issue had led to an attachment of a senior officer, against whom an enquiry has also been initiated.