Tassaduq Jeelani removed as director Tourism

Tassaduq Jeelani removed as director Tourism
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Div Com to conduct inquiry into recent FAM Tour

SRINAGAR: The J&K government on Wednesday removed Tassaduq Jeelani from the post of Director, Tourism, and gave the charge of the department to Divisional Commissioner Kashmir.
An order issued Wednesday by the General Administration Department (GAD) said: “In the interest of administration, Tassaduq Jeelani, KAS, shall, with immediate effect, cease to discharge the duties and functions attached to the post of Director Tourism, Kashmir which shall henceforth and until further orders, be discharged by the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir in addition to his own duties.”
Meanwhile, in a separate order, the Government has ordered that the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir shall also conduct an inquiry into the incidents reported to have occurred during the events organized by the Tourism Department under the “Kashmir Familiarization Tour” from October 25 to October 27, 2018.
The inquiry, according to the order, shall be conducted within 10 days and a report submitted to GAD in this regard.
While officials did not specify any charges against the director but an online video had claimed that Jeelani addressed one of the functions during the FAM tour in an inebriated condition.