Except for Waqf, all political appointees quit office

Except for Waqf, all political appointees quit office
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SRINAGAR: Governor NN Vohra has accepted the resignation of 25 political appointees since the collapse of the PDP-BJP government last month. The services of two more were terminated on July 9 but the vice-chairman of JK Wakf Board is still continuing in office.
The previous dispensation had appointed 28 persons as chairpersons, vice chairpersons, deputy chairmen of several Boards, Corporations and Public Sector Undertakings. Of them, 25 have so far quit their offices after being asked by the administrative departments to put in their papers. The appointment of Vice Chairperson, J&K Advisory Board for the Development of Gujjars & Bakerwals, and Vice Chairperson, J&K Agro Industries Development Corporation, were terminated on July 9.
“In tune with the provisions of the Standing Operating Procedure (SoP) issued vide Govt Order No: 299-GAD of 2016 dated: 01.04.2016, twenty-five political appointees have submitted their resignation which have been accepted by the Governor,” an official spokesperson said.
The political appointees include Vice Chairpersons of J&K Cements Limited, J&K State Industrial Development Corporation, J&K Industries Limited, Handicrafts (S&E) Corporation, J&K Handloom Development Corporation, J&K Khadi and Village Industries Board, J&K Minerals Limited, J&K Small Scale Industries Development Corporation, J&K Tourism Development Corporation, J&K Medical Supplies Corporation, J&K Project Construction Corporation, J&K Cable Car Corporation, J&K Horticulture Development Board, J&K Building & Other Construction Workers Welfare Board, J&K Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribe and Backward Classes Development Corporation, J&K Women’s Development Corporation, J&K State Road Transport Corporation, J&K Horticulture Produce Marketing & Processing Corporation, JAKFED, J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Kissans, J&K State Social Welfare Board, J&K State Advisory Board for the Development of Other Backward Classes, J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Pahari Speaking People, J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Scheduled Castes, J&K Agro Industries Development Corporation, J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Gujjars & Bakerwals and Chairperson, J&K State Commission for Women.
Only the Vice-Chairman of Wakf Board is yet to demit office as his appointment is regulated by Section-9 of the Jammu and Kashmir Specified Wakafs and Specified Wakaf Properties (Management and Regulation) Act, 2004.

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