GoI likely to set 7th Pay Commission’s terms this week

New Delhi: The Cabinet is likely to set the terms of reference of the 7th Pay Commission this week, paving the way for salary revision of over 50 lakh central government employees. The matter will be finalised at the proposed meeting as the government wants to settle the matter before model code of conducts are […]

PDP fields Muzaffer Baig for Baramulla LS seat

Jammu: Opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday announced senior leader Muzaffer Hussein Baig as its candidate for upcoming Lok Sabha seat from north Kashmir, Baramulla. According to a PDP spokesperson, the decision was taken by the party president Mehbooba Mufti after consultations with the members of the political affairs committee, party legislators from the […]

Khurshid Ganaie posted as FC I&C

JAMMU: The Cabinet which met here Monday under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah approved the following transfers and postings in the Civil administration: Khurshid Ahmad Ganaie, IAS, awaiting orders of posting  in the General Administration Department, has been posted as Financial Commissioner and Secretary to the Government, Industries & Commerce Department.  He shall […]

11 IPS officers transferred

JAMMU: The Cabinet which met here Monday under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah ordered transfers and postings of 11 IPS officers in the Police Department. According to an official handout, Hemant Kumar Lohia, IPS, IGP, Director, SSG, has been transferred and posted as IGP, Technical Services, against an available vacancy. Mukesh Singh, IPS, […]

6 IPS officers promoted

JAMMU: The Cabinet which met here Monday under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah approved promotion of six IPS officers of 1996 batch to the Super Time Scale (ii)-IGP Pay Band 4 (Rs37400-67000)+ GP 10,000. The promotes are: Avtar Singh Bali, Sham Lal Sharma, Jagjit Kumar, Shafqat Ali Watali and Mubarik Ahmed Ganie with […]

Cabinet: 48 police officers transferred

Jammu: The Cabinet, which met under the chairmanship of Chief Omar Abdullah here on Monday, ordered following transfers and postings of police officers: 1.  Ms. Neeva Jain, IPS (JK:08), Addl. SP, Ganderbal IS transferred and posted as Assistant Director, SKPA Udhampur vice  Abdul Hakim Munshi. 2.  Rayees Mohmmad Bhat, IPS (JK:20 10), awaiting orders of […]

Creation of 314 posts for ICDS approved

JAMMU: The Cabinet which met here Monday under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah accorded sanction to the creation of 314 posts of various categories for implementation of ICDS in the Mission mode in the state. The Cabinet also accorded sanction to the transfer of state land measuring 240 kanals and 09 marlas situated […]

24,631 SPOs working in JK: Omar

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Sunday said 24,631 Special Police Officers (SPOs) are at present working in the state. In a written reply to the joint question of MLCs Bashir Ahmed Magrey, Syed Asgar Ali and Rani Gargi Bleoria in the Legislative Council, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said 24,631 SPOs are presently working […]

‘Flawed K-policy blamed for situation in Pakistan’

Islamabad: An official Pakistani document has blamed “flawed and myopic foreign policy choices” related to India, Afghanistan and Kashmir, prolonged military rule and poor governance for internal security threats currently faced by the country, according to a media report Sunday. The draft of the National Internal Security Policy (NISP) 2013-2018, being fine-tuned by Interior Minister […]

Finance Min doesn’t own bungalow in Dubai: CM

JAMMU: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday said that allegation about one of his Cabinet ministers that he possessed a bungalow in Dubai has proved “totally baseless”. Allegation levelled against Finance Minister Abdul Rahim Rather that he possessed a bungalow in Dubai “has been proved as totally wrong when investigated by the Vigilance Organization,” Abdullah […]