Govt Retains Officials In 2 UTs

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SRINAGAR – Government Monday ordered the continuation of the officers and officials in the Union Territories (UTs) of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh.

The General Administration Department, (GAD) order reads that all Administrative Secretaries, Heads of Departments, Deputy Commissioners, other officers & officials serving in the State of Jammu and Kashmir were invited to Section 91 of the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization Act, 2019 which reads as:

“9.1 Provisions as to continuance of officers in same post.

Every person who, immediately before the appointed day, is holding or discharging the duties of any post or Office in connection with the affairs of the existing State of Jammu and Kashmir in any area which on that day falls within one of the success or Union territory shall continue to hold the same post or office in that successor Union territory, and shall be deemed, on and from that day, to have been duly appointed to the post or office by the Government of, or other appropriate authority in, that successor Union territory:

Provided that nothing in this section shall be deemed to prevent a competent authority, on and from the appointed day, from passing in relation to such person any order affecting the continuance in such post or office.”

In terms of the aforesaid Section, the GAD order said every person who, immediately before the appointed day i.e. 31° of October, 2019, is holding or discharging the duties of any post or office in connection with the affairs of the existing State of Jammu and Kashmir in any area which on that day falls within one of the successor Union territory shall continue to hold the same post or office in that Successor Union territory, and shall be deemed, on and from that day, to have been duly appointed to the post or office by the Government of, or other appropriate authority in, that successor Union territory.

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