CC Meeting Soon to Decide PSC Nominations


Srinagar, Sep 23: The Coordination Committee (CC) of ruling National Conference and Congress is likely to meet soon here to discuss the nominations for filling up the vacancies in the state Public Service Commission (PSC).

KNS quoting sources said besides filling up PSC vacancies, holding of municipal elections in the state will also be discussed in the meeting.
The meeting which would be held under the chairmanship of State Congress President, Prof Saifuddin Soz will discuss the issue of filling up of vacancies in the PSC and the same will be forwarded to the cabinet for concurrence.

Sources said that the members of the CC which include Prof Soz, Deputy Chief Minister Tara Chand, Finance Minister Abdul Rahim Rather, Rural Development Minister Ali Muhammad Sagar, senior Congress leader Pandit Mangat Ram Sharma and senior NC leader Choudahry Muhammad Ramzan have almost finalized the list of probable.

There are four vacancies in the PSC and as per the rules it has strength of eight members, besides a chairman. Presently S L Bhat is the chairman of the PSC, while Javaid Makhdoomi, Khazer Muhammad Wani, MH Samoon and KB Jandial are the members.

Four PSC members which included Manzoor Ahmad Bhat, H N Goswami, R L Bharti and Tara Singh retired a few months back due to which the working of the Commission has suffered.
Sources told KNS that out of four members two will go to the NC and two to Congress. “While the NC has finalized the names of its candidates, the Congress is yet to finalize names of its members for the PSC. Former IGP Raja Aijaz Ali and ex Managing Director JK Cements Mushtaq Ahmad Lone are emerging as favorites on NC quota,” they added.

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