SRINAGAR: The results of the elections for Kashmir Administrative Services Officers Association were declared here on Wednesday. Five office bearers and 10 councillors were declared elected. An overwhelming majority of 86 percent Kashmir Administrative Service (KAS) officers exercised their franchise during the elections held on Tuesday.
The result notification was issued here Wednesday evening by Dr G N Itoo, Director, School Education, Kashmir, who was the Returning Officer for the elections.
According to the notification, Tassaduq Hussain Mir, Secretary SSRB, was elected president of the Association, Anil Sharma, Special Assistant to Minister for Youth Services, Sports and Technical Education was elected vice-president and Mr Mohammad Shahid Saleem, Additional Secretary to Government, Finance Department, has been elected general secretary.
Mr Waseem Raja, Deputy Director, Tourism, Kashmir, was elected publicity secretary, while Mr Rohit Sharma, Special Assistant to MoS Education and Tourism, was elected as treasurer.
Giving details of the results, Dr Itoo said that Tassaduq Hussain Mir (President) polled 214 votes, while his nearest rival, Tariq Hussain Ganai, polled 165 votes. Anil Sharma (Vice-President) secured 227 votes, while his nearest rival, Aswani Khajuria, polled 155 votes. Shahid Saleem (General Secretary) secured 263 votes while his nearest rival, Tej Krishan Bhat, polled 152 votes. Waseem Raja (Publicity Secretary) secured 360 votes while his nearest rival, Parvaiz Raina, polled 120 votes. Rohit Sharma (Treasurer) polled 252 votes while his nearest rival, Waseem Raja (Assistant Commissioner, Commercial Taxes), secured 130 votes.
Dr Itoo said the polling percentage was cent percent in most districts, while in some of the remotest districts more than 90 percent votes were polled, which shows the enthusiasm among the KAS officers.
Apart from Srinagar and Jammu, polling was held at all district headquarters of the state as also in Delhi under the supervision of the concerned assistant returning officers.
“A number of officers being out of the state due to official or personal exigencies couldn’t cast their vote, otherwise the voting percentage would have been even higher,” Dr Itoo said.