Panels Formed To Review Powers Of Div Coms, DCs

Srinagar- Lieutenant Governor-led dispensation has sanctioned for the constitution of a committee with regard to district staffing of various Departments for effective governance in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.

The Committee, as per an order, is to be headed by Commissioner/Secretary to the Government, General Adminstration Department as Chairman and Commissioner/Secretary to the Government, Transport Department; Divisional Commissioner Kashmir; Commissioner/Secretary to the Government, Department of Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs; Secretary to the Government, Information Technology Department Divisional Commissioner, Jammu; Secretary, Department of Law, Justice & Parliamentary Affairs; Representative of Principal Secretary to the Government, Revenue Department as members.

The committee is mandated to review the existing administrative powers of Divisional Commissioners/Deputy Commissioners in respect of staff of various departments posted in districts, including Revenue, Rural Development, PW(R&B), Jal Shakti, Health, Social Welfare Departments besides to recommend modifications in the powers for further strengthening the role of Divisional Commissioners/Deputy Commissioners for providing better governance.

The Committee shall be serviced by the General Administration Department and shall submit its report by April 16, 2021, the order states.

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