J&K Govt Reconstitutes PSC


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DG Prosecution A Mujtaba Among 6 New Appointees

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Wednesday reconstituted the Public Service Commission (PSC) by appointing six members, including an IPS officer.

The Lieutenant Governor Girish Chandra Murmu today ordered appointment of S. Ahfad-ul-Mujtaba (Director General, Prosecution), Syed Iqbal Aga (retired development commissioner Works), Subash Gupta (retired District and Sessions Judge), Des Raj (Chief Engineer Public Works(R&B Jammu), Sameer Bharat i(retired IFS officer) and Showkat Ahmad Zargar( retired), Associate Professor(Mathematics), Higher Education Department) as members of the Public Service Commission for the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir, an official spokesperson said.

The order added that all the new shall hold the position in PSC till attaining the age of sixty two years.

“Their appointment shall take effect from the date they assume the office,” the official spokesperson added.

A 1984 batch Jammu & Kashmir Police Service officer, Mujtaba has served in key positions and played a vital role in maintaining police –public relations during his service career of 36 years.

Before his promotion as SP, he has served as deputy superintendent of Police and Sub- Divisional Police Officer in Poonch, Akhnoor, Kishtwar and other areas of Jammu & Kashmir.

He has served as district police chief of Srinagar, Ganderbal, Budgam , Ganderbal and Rajouri, considered very districts. Mujataba also served as deputy inspector of Central Kashmir range spread over sensitive districts of Srinagar, Ganderbal and Budgam. After his elevation as IGP, he held vital positions of IGP Crime, Managing Director Police Housing Corporation and Director General ,Prosecution.

A resident of Hawal Srinagar, Syed Iqbal Aga retired as development commissioner, Works on January 31, 2020. After appointed as junior engineer in Roads & Buildings Department in 1984, Aga held different positions before being appointed as Chief Engineer.
He served as Chief Engineer SKUAST Srinagar and Development Commissioner Works before attaining superannuation. Sameer Bharati, an IFS officer, also attained superannuation on January 31, 2020,

He retired from government services as Chief Conservator of Forest Jammu after rendering more than 36 year of services. He joined the forest department as ACF in 1984 and was inducted in IFS in 1999.

Des Raj, Chief Engineer, Roads & Buildings department Kashmir, was set to attain superannuation in December this year.

He has held key positions in R&B department like Superintending Engineer PWD circle Doda and Chief Engineer PMGSY. Subash Gupta, former district and sessions judge, attained superannuation in March 2020.

Showkat Ahmad Zargar, a retired associate professor of Mathematics, is from Buchpora, Srinagar.

He retired in April this year. The members were appointed nearly a month after former chief secretary, BR Sharma was appointed as chairman of the prestigious body mandated to conduct recruitment for gazetted posts (with inputs from KNO)

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