Guv pulls up authorities for ‘casual’ maintenance of record

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SRINAGAR: The Governor N N Vohra has expressed serious concern over the “casual” maintenance of record by the authorities.

After the rap, the government has now directed all the administrative secretaries to follow the Manual of Secretariat procedure for maintenance of office records.

“It has been observed that files are not being submitted to the authorities in a proper manner. In certain cases, file covers are not changed even after they get worn out,” Additional Secretary to the Government observed in an order, a copy of which lies with GNS. 

“The note/correspondence side of the files are generally neither page numbered nor maintained properly, as per the prescribed procedure. The Governor has taken a serious note of the casual practice adopted while maintaining records and submission of the file(s) to the authorities,” the order added.

Accordingly, the government has now impressed upon all the administrative secretaries to ensure that Note/correspondence side of the files should be properly page-numbered; pages should be tagged in the file to prevent them from getting torn; and the file covers should be changed when required. 

 The state is under governor’s rule which was imposed on January 8, a day after former Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed passed away in New Delhi.

The PDP, with 27 MLAs in the 87-member assembly, and the BJP with 25 legislators ran a coalition government for 10 months. However since Mufti’s demise, the single largest party in the state has set certain conditions for its erstwhile coalition partner for moving forward with the alliance formed in March last year by late Mufti Sayeed and described as “unpopular decision” by her daughter and his would-be successor Mehbooba Mufti. (GNS)

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