Additional Deputy Commissioners

The General Administration Department (GAD) headed by the Chief Minister, very recently issued orders for creation of the posts of Additional Deputy Commissioners and posting of two Additional DCs, one each for Nowshera  – Sunderbani and Koteranka  – Kalakote. It followed immediately a day after the CM assured a delegation of BJP Ministers that a high level committee would be set up to examine the demands pouring in from several areas to this effect.
Following agitation in Nowshera, Sunderbani and Kalakote for the posting of Additional Deputy Commissioners, similar demands for postings had started coming in from various Tehsils with political leaders and organizations seeking such postings to mitigate problems faced by the people in revenue related matters at tehsil headquarters. We have learnt that the State Government could well create some new posts of ADCs on the basis of recommendations made by the high powered committee. The new postings made very recently, include the first Additional Deputy Commissioner in Nowshera – Sunderbani and the incumbent is a native of Rajouri district. He shall be discharging his duties depending upon the convenience of the general public in a manner that he will be headquartered at Nowshera for one week followed by similar arrangement at Sunderbani. In the same manner, the order of posting of the Additional Deputy Commissioner Koteranka envisages to be headquartered at Koteranka for one week followed another at Kalakote. Like this, complete 15 days availability is ensured at both the centers on rotation basis. Such decision taken in the interests of the general public is aimed at making the administrative apparatus responsive to their aspirations and is a welcome step. This, at the same time, calls for similar facilities, on a uniform basis, at other tehsils as well.
The high powered committee to be set up in this regard, as was decided between the CM and all the Ministers of the BJP, comprising top officers from the Government should start examining the issue and come out with its recommendations for other areas as well to set in motion, principles of uniformity and parity in the subject matter.