Durbar move preparations start on war footing
Jammu, Apr 15: Jammu and Kashmir Government has kicked off its preparations for the annual Durbar move on war footing as the employees returned to work after around 12 days of strike here on Thursday.
Official sources revealed that all the move offices in the civil secretariat have been asked to start preparations for the move as the Durbar shall close in Jammu on April 30 and open in summer capital of the state on May 10.
“The employees’ strike had created problems for the Durbar move but now the process has begun after the employees returned to work,” a senior official said.
The Estates Department has already completed the renovation work in the secretariat premises in Srinagar, while the accommodation facilities for the move employees will be ready in around one week, sources said.
Jammu and Kashmir State Road Transport Corporation (SRTC) has kept a squad of more than 200 vehicles, including 50 passenger vehicles, ready for the move.
“We have finalised the arrangements and kept our fleet ready for the move,” Managing Director SRTC told Greater Kashmir. He said that a fleet of around 130 to 150 trucks will be made available to the Move departments for the official record and other items, while 50 passenger vehicles will be available for the transportation of employees and delicate items like computers.
The SRTC trucks will be loaded on April 30 to May 1, when a convoy, under tight escort of police and paramilitary personnel, will leave for Srinagar, he said adding that additional trucks and buses will be kept on standby along the route so that they can be used in case of emergency.
The Srinagar-based Move employees will leave on May 1 and 2 and Jammu based employees are expected to leave on May 8 and 9.
The government has also asked the Move offices to send their advance parties on April 26 to Srinagar. The advance parties will consist of one Gazetted Officer and four to five Non-Gazetted Employees and will be entrusted the job to receive the records at Srinagar.
The departments, sources said, have also been asked to ensure that boxes are properly locked and their keys reach the advance parties at Srinagar well in time.
Lastupdate on : Thu, 15 Apr 2010 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Thu, 15 Apr 2010 18:30:00 GMT
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