JAMMU: The Cabinet which met here under the Chairmanship of Chief Minster, Omar Abdullah today ordered the following transfers and postings in Civil Administration.
Shabir Ahmad Bhat, Director Area Planning and Ex-Officio Special Secretary to the Government, Planning and Development Department has been transferred and posted as Director Command Area Development, Jammu, relieving Director, Agriculture, Jammu of the additional charge.
Showkat Ahmad Beigh, Special Secretary, Chief Ministers Private Office, Srinagar has been transferred and posted as Director, Area Planning and Ex-Officio Special Secretary to the Government, Planning and Development Department.
Soujanya Kumar Sharma, Director Information, J&K has been transferred and posted as Director Tourism, Jammu. He shall, however, continue to hold the charge of Director Information J&K till further orders.
New Scales in Cadre of PPSs
Polytechnic Institute for Pulwama to come up in IUST Campus Awantipora
The Cabinet also accorded sanction to the establishment of Government Polytechnic Institute for Pulwama District in the Campus of Islamic University of Science and Technology, Awantipora.
The Cabinet also approved creation of two posts of Senior Private Secretaries in the Pay Scale of Rs. 15600-39100 with Grade Pay of Rs. 6600 by corresponding reduction of the equal number of posts of Private Secretaries of Heads of Departments in the Pay Scale of Rs. 9300-34800 with Grade Pay of Rs. 4800 and re-designation of existing five posts of Principal Private Secretaries as Senior Private Secretaries.
It also approved creation of four posts of Principal Private Secretaries in the Pay Scale of Rs. 15600-39100 with Grade Pay of Rs. 7600 by corresponding reduction of equal number of posts of Private Secretaries of the Heads of the Department in the Pay Scale of Rs. 9300-34800 with Grade Pay of Rs. 4800, to be filled up by promotion from amongst the Senior Private Secretaries having at least four years of qualifying service as such.
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