Centre should take hard look at JK govt’s PAO reversal order: Omar

Jammu: The main opposition party in Jammu and Kashmir, National Conference (NC), today urged the Centre to take a “hard look” at the reason behind the Mehbooba Mufti-led state government’s decision to put the Pay and Accounts Office (PAO) system in abeyance till March 31.

In a tweet, NC working president Omar Abdullah asked the Prime Minister’s Office and Union finance ministry to look into the sudden and arbitrary reversal of the PAO system that was aimed at ensuring transparency in the utilisation of government funds.

“@PMOIndia & @FinMinIndia need to take a long, hard look at the reasons behind the sudden & arbitrary reversal of the PAO system that had been introduced in JK (sic),” Omar said in his tweet.

In another tweet, he said, “For 3 years the JK legislature was told that this reform would be a major step towards transparent use of funds. A measure approved by legislative vote has been overturned by a mere government order.”

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