Advisor Khan for speedy settlement of SRO 43 cases in Agri, Horti deptts

Advisor Farooq Khan charing a meeting on Friday.
Advisor Farooq Khan charing a meeting on Friday.

Excelsior Correspondent

SRINAGAR, Oct 18: Advisor to Governor, Farooq Khan today directed the Agriculture and Horticulture Departments to settle SRO 43 cases in a time bound manner.
The Advisor made these remarks during a meeting held with Secretary Agriculture Production Department and other concerned officers.
The Advisor impressed upon the officers to issue appointment orders of all eligible SRO cases by or before October 30. He said that the documentation process of the cases should be completed at the earliest. He ordered that no officer should ask the claimant to get the certificates of any kind rather it should be the duty of the officers to get the certificates.
It was informed in the meeting that a total of 78 SRO cases were pending in the department, out of which appointment orders have been issued in 35 cases and others are at various stages.
Secretary Agriculture Production Department, Manzoor Ahmad Lone said that the department is working in close coordination to clear the SRO cases on priority basis.
Meanwhile, Farooq Khan chaired meeting to take stock of the preparations made for the forthcoming board examinations of 10th to 12th classes of Kashmir Division and winter zone of Jammu Division.
Commissioner Secretary School Education Department Sarita Chauhan, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan, IGP Kashmir SP Pani, Chairperson J&K State Board of School Education Veena Pandita, Director School Education Kashmir Mohammad Younis Malik were present in the meeting. Divisional Commissioner Jammu Sanjeev Verma and IGP Jammu SDS Jamwal all the Deputy Commissioners of Kashmir division and winter zone of Jammu division also participated in the meeting through Video Conferencing.
Khan advised the divisional administrations for making all the necessary arrangements for the smooth conduct of examinations commencing from last week of October.
The Divisional Commissioners of both the divisions were asked to ensure physical verification of all the examination centres and make necessary modifications as per their feedback. He also stressed on devising standard guidelines for the whole affair so that chances of manipulation are lowered to zero.