Srinagar- The Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday assigned charge of departments held by advisor Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar to advisor KK Sharma till the former remains under quarantine.
“The duties and functions of departments assigned to Advisor (B) shall be discharged by Advisor (S) till Advisor (B) resumes the office after expiration of the mandatory period of quarantine prescribed by the health department,” reads an order issued by government.
Bhatnagar holds portfolios of Health and Medical Education, Public Works(R&B), PHE/I&FC, Transport and Animal/Sheep Husbandry.
Bhatnagar has been under quarantine after his wife and son tested positive for the novel coronavirus upon their return from New Delhi to Jammu on Sunday.
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