Move offices to close on Oct 25

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Oct 1: As part of the bi-annual “Darbar Move”, under which the Jammu and Kashmir government functions for six months each in Jammu and Srinagar, all move offices, including the Civil Secretariat and the Raj Bhavan, will close in Srinagar on October 25-26 and reopen in Jammu on November 4, an official order said today.
This will be the first “Darbar Move” after the scrapping of Jammu and Kashmir’s special status and its bifurcation into Union Territories in August, which also gave rise to the speculation that the Governor’s administration was planning to do away with the century-old practice that costs the state exchequer huge money annually.
The order said the General Administration Department (GAD), the Home, Hospitality and Protocol, Estates, Information Technology, Information departments as well as the National Informatics Centre would identify a few officers and staff, who would stay in Srinagar till November 1 in view of the impending formation of the two new Union Territories-Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh-on October 31.
The order, issued by Additional Secretary to the Government, GAD, Subash Chhibber, said the move offices observing five days a week would close at Srinagar on October 25 and those observing six days a week would close on October 26, after the office hours.
“All the offices shall reopen at Jammu on November 4 (Monday),” the order read.


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