Major reshuffle in J&K administration, IAS, KAS transferred

SRINAGAR :  Jammu and Kashmir cabinet today ordered transfer and postings in the administration, an official spokesman said here this afternoon.
He said the cabinet which met under the chairmanship of Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah, Sonali Kumar, IAS, Principal Resident Commissioner, J&K Government, New Delhi, has been transferred and posted as Chairperson, J&K Special Tribunal, vice Sarita Chouhan.
Mr K B Aggarwal, IAS, Principal Secretary to the Government, Higher Education Department, has been transferred and posted as Principal Resident Commissioner, New Delhi, vice Ms Sonali Kumar.
Mr Shantmanu, IAS, Commissioner-Secretary to the Government, Industries and Commerce Department, has been transferred and posted as Divisional Commissioner, Jammu.
Ms Sarita Chouhan, IAS, Chairperson, J&K Special Tribunal, has been transferred and posted as Secretary to the Government, Animal and Sheep Husbandry Department, vice Mr M A Bukhari, has been transferred and posted as Secretary to the Government, General Administration Department, vice Sheikh Mushtaq Ahmad.
Mr Sheikh Mushtaq Ahmad has been transferred and posted as Secretary to the Government, Higher Education Department, vice K B Aggarwal.
Mr Saurabh Bhagat, IAS, Chief Executive Officer, Economic Reconstruction Agency, has been transferred and posted as Secretary to the Government, Industries and Commerce Department, vice Mr Shantmanu.
Mr Mohammad Ashraf Mir, Secretary, J&K Legislative Council, has been transferred and posted as Secretary to the Government, Department of Law, Justice & Parliamentary Affairs.
He shall also hold the additional charge as Secretary, J&K Legislative Council, till further orders.
Spokesman said the post of the Secretary, J&K Accountability Commission, held by Ms Anita Koul, has been upgraded in status and responsibility to that of Secretary in the Department of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, till it is held by her.
Mr Mohammad Sayed Shah, Registrar, J&K State Information Commission,  has been transferred and posted as Director, Urdu Coordination Cell, Law Department, the post has been upgraded in status and responsibility to that of the Secretary in the Department of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, till it is held by him.
Mr Saugat Biswas, IAS, Additional Secretary to the Government, PHE, Irrigation and FC Department, has been transferred and posted as Managing Director, J&K Medical Supplies Corporation.
Mr Shyam Vinod Meena, IAS, awaiting orders of adjustment in the General Administration Department, has been transferred and posted as Additional Secretary to the Government, PHE, Irrigation & FC Department, vice Mr. Saugat Biswas.
Mr Mohammad Javid Khan, KAS, Deputy Commissioner, Shopian, has been transferred and posted as Director, Industries, Kashmir, relieving Mr Tariq Ahmad Mir, Director, Command Area Development, Kashmir, of the additional charge of the post of the Director, Industries, Kashmir.
Mr Bashir Ahmad Bhat, KAS, Director, Rural Sanitation, J&K, has been transferred and posted as Deputy Commissioner, Shopian, vice Mr. Mohammad Javid Khan.
Mr Tahseen Mustafa, Chief Engineer, R&B Department, Jammu, has been transferred and posted as Chief Executive Officer, Economic Reconstruction Agency, vice Mr Saurabh Bhagat.
Mr Mohammad Matloob Khan, KAS, Additional District Development Commissioner, Rajouri, has been transferred and posted as Director, Rural Sanitation, J&K, vice Mr Bashir Ahmad  Bhat.
Mr Javid Ahmad Shah, KAS, Joint Director and Ex-Officio Special Secretary, SKIMS, has been transferred and posted as Managing Director, JAKFED.
Mr Afroz Ahmad Mir, KAS, Director, Defence Labour Procurement, has been transferred and posted as Secretary, KVIB, vice Mr Ravinder Singh, who has been transferred and posted as Director, Defence Labour Procurement, vice Mr Afroz Ahmad Mir.
The cabinet also accorded sanction to the creation of one post of Director General Economics and Statistics Jammu and Kashmir in the pay scale of Rs 37400-67000 with grade pay of Rs 10000 by corresponding reduction of post of Director Economics and Statistics in the pay scale of Rs 37400-67000 with grade pay of Rs 8700.

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