Durbaar marks muted opening

SRINAGAR: The Civil Secretariat and other moving offices opened here on Monday after Annual Darbar Move from Jammu the Winter Capital of the State.

Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah attended his office in Civil Secretariat this morning. On his arrival he was accorded guard of honour by the J&K Police Contingent. Various Ministers and senior officers besides employees of the Civil Secretariat welcomed the Chief Minister. The Presidents and other office bearers of Non-Gazetted Employees Union and Low Paid Employees Union presented boutiques to the Chief Minister and greeted him on the first day of opening of offices in Srinagar.

Meanwhile the Governor’s Secretariat, which had closed at Jammu on 25th April’s evening, reopened at Raj Bhavan, Srinagar, today morning.

N. N. Vohra, Governor, went around the various wings of the Raj Bhavan Secretariat and met all the officers and staff. The Governor asked all the functionaries to ensure prompt disposal of all references and ensure effective maintenance of all official records. He also went around the Raj Bhavan estate and gave instructions for ensuring cleanliness and proper upkeep of the gardens

Rakesh K. Gupta, Principal Secretary to the Governor, accompanied the Governor during his rounds of the offices and the estate.

The Speaker, Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly Mubarak Gul also inspected various sections in Assembly Secretariat and took stock of the arrangements made for smooth office functioning on re-opening of offices here today in Summer Capital after annul Darbar Move. The sections include Assurance Section, hospitality and protocol, stationary, translation, accounts and administration.

The Speaker instructed the Secretary, Assembly Secretariat to sort out the problems of Assembly employees, if any, being faced by any official on priority enabling them to discharge their duties without any inconvenience.

Earlier, Gul while chairing an officers meeting directed the concerned to obtain Action Taken Reports of the questions raised during Zero Hour in Budget session held in February this year. He said that the reports were normally to be obtained in the month of March and April but has not been received in view of Lok Sabha Elections and imposition of Model Code of Conduct.

Secretary Assembly, Muhammad Ramzan and other officers accompanied the Speaker during his inspection.

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