All files pertaining to Govt Deptts to be submitted to LG through CS

Excepting Deptts assigned to Advisor & UAPA, PSA cases
*FD conveys authorization of further 25 pc funds

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, May 30: The Government today ordered that files pertaining to all Government departments, not assigned to the Advisor, shall be submitted to the Lieutenant Governor through the Chief Secretary.
However, the files of Home Department pertaining to Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA), Public Safety Act (PSA) etc shall continue to be submitted as per the present channel of submission, an order issued today by General Administration Department (GAD) Commissioner/ Secretary Sanjeev Verma, said.
The files of Home Department pertaining to UAPA, PSA etc are already being submitted by the Principal Secretary Home to the Lieutenant Government and the practice will continue.
Presently, there is only one Advisor Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar to Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha. As per the order the files pertaining to the Departments, which hasn’t been assigned to the Advisor, shall be submitted to the Lieutenant Governor through the Chief Secretary.
Meanwhile, the Budget Division of the Finance Department has approved authorization of further funds under Revenue budget out of the Vote-on-Account (VoA) 2024-25 approved by the Parliament for Jammu and Kashmir in its budget session in February.

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As per an order issued by the Budget Division, the Finance Department has conveyed authorization to the release of further 25 percent funds through BEAMS aggregating up to date releases to the extent of 75 percent of VoA 2024-25.
The budget has been released for the heads including Salary, Electricity Charges, Rent, Rates & Taxes, Honorarium and Remuneration, Grant-in-Aid, Stipend and Scholarship, Cash Assistance (Security Related Expenditure R&R), Died Expenses, Wages (Outsourcing), Pensionary Benefits (Social Welfare Department-ISSS), Pensionary Charges (New Pension Scheme) and Leave Encashment.
However, under Grant-in-Aid, further releases shall be 15 percent meant for salary/wages in favour of all the Departments for the financial years 2024-25.
“Utilization of funds authorized by the Finance Department shall be subject to detailed conditions already stipulated by the Government on March 30, 2024,’’ the order read.
It may be mentioned here that Vote-on-Account for Jammu and Kashmir was approved by the Parliament in its February session in view of Lok Sabha elections. Full budget of the Union Territory is likely to be presented in the Parliament after new Government takes over.