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Govt orders minor reshuffle in state bureaucracy

An order issued by the general administration department (GAD) said the following transfers and postings are hereby ordered with immediate effect:

The Jammu and Kashmir government on Friday ordered a minor reshuffle in state administration.

An order issued by the general administration department (GAD) said the following transfers and postings are hereby ordered with immediate effect:

“Arun Kumar Mehta, IAS (JK:1988), presently on leave, is posted as Principal Secretary to the Government, Finance Department.  Raj Kumar Goyal, IAS (JK:1990), Principal Secretary to the Government, Home Department, is transferred-and posted as Principal Secretary to the Government, Technical Education Department, relieving Secretary to the Government, School Education Department of the additional charge of the post,” the GAD order read.

It said Raj Kumar Goyal, IAS will also hold the additional charge of Principal Secretary to the Government, Floriculture, Parks & Gardens and Information Departments, relieving Commissioner/ Secretary to the Government, Tourism and Ladakh Affairs Degartments and Administrative Secretary, Youth Services & Sports Department of the additional charge of their posts respectively.

Shaleen Kabra, IAS (JK:1992), Principal Secretary to the Government, Industries and Commerce Department, is transferred and posted as Principal Secretary to the Government, Home , the order said.

Navin Kumar Choudhary, IAS (JK:1994), Principal Secretary to the Government, Finance Department, is transferred and posted as Principal Secretary to the Government, Industries and Commerce Department, it said, adding he will, however, continue to hold the charge of Principal Secretary to the Government, Finance Department, during the period  Arun Kumar Mehta, IAS, remains on leave. 

Reacting to the decision of Jammu and Kashmir government to grant division status to Ladakh, former MLA and AIP President Er.

Welcoming the creation of Ladakh as third administrative division of the state, former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on Friday said the ignoring of regions like Chenab valley and Pir Panjal raises doubts of New Delhi’s intention.

Source: Greater Kashmir

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