Governor Relocates Portfolios 

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SRINAGAR — The governor Satya Pal Malik has reallocated departments previous held by former advisor B B Vyas, a former chief secretary who resigned as advisor and joined as member Union Public Service Commission, among his three advisors. 

The Departments of Home, Forests, Ecology & Environment, Health & Medical Education, Youth, Services & Sports, Hospitality & Protocol, Civil Aviation, Estates, Information, Law, Justice & Parliamentary Affairs Departments remain allocated to the Advisor K Vijay Kumar even as he got Agriculture and horticulture departments held previously by Vyas. 

As per a notification issued by the General Administration Department (GAD) here, Advisor Sharma keeps Departments of Finance, Public Works (R&B), PHE & IFC, PDD, Housing & Urban Development, Information Technology, Industries & Commerce and Science & Technology and he got departments of planning, development monitoring, revenue, disaster management, relief, rehabilitations and reconstruction.  

School Education, Higher Education, Transport, Haj & Auqaf, Technical Education, Floriculture, Animal & Sheep Husbandry, Cooperatives, Tourism, Culture, Social Welfare Labour & Employment remain with Advisor Khurshid Ahmad Ganai and he got election, food, civil supplies and consumer affairs, tribal affairs and ARI & training.

The decision also followed sanction by the government’s sanction  to the continuation of the advisors during the president’s rule with effect from December

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