Hashmat Ali Khan Given Warm Farewell On Retirement

Srinagar- Director General, Hospitality and Protocol Department, Hashmat Ali Khan was on Friday given a warm send-off on attaining superannuation after serving the Jammu and Kashmir government for forty years.

Khan dedicated his services to the Government of Jammu and Kashmir on various fronts which include posting with Governor, Chief Ministers, Deputy Commissioner and Chief Secretary, an official spokesperson said.

Khan, he said, began his career in the year 1982 and held various important posts and assignments and as expected the officer delivered the best of his experience and worked hard to refine the existing setup particularly during his postings in Hospitality and Protocol Department.

“The entire Hospitality and Protocol Department benefited from the Hashmat Ali’s dynamic leadership and passion for both Administrative and Practical reforms for the betterment of the Departmental assets and employees also,” the official spokesperson said.

“The smooth functioning of the Department which includes supervision of numerous VVIP parties, Visits, Conferences, National Functions etc during his tenure is evidence that Hashmat Ali Khan made it a priority to give generously of his time & experience simply to add the excellence to these occasions,” he added.

Meanwhile, a farewell function was held in Banquet hall Srinagar in which all departmental officers and officials bid farewell to the retiring officer.

Reyaz Ahmed Malik, Joint Director, Hospitality and Protocol, Kashmir presided over the function and various officers which include Muneeb Umar, Assistant Director (central), Sadat Iqbal, Assistant Director (Kashmir), Thakur Anand Sen, Accounts Officer were present on this occasion.

“All of us here at Hospitality and Protocol Department will never forget his contributions to our Department and hope that his valuable guidance will be available for us in future also,” they said.

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