Jammu, Nov 5: The Estates Department Friday ordered restoration of accommodation for the move employees who had been directed to work from the civil secretariat in Jammu.
“All the allotments have not been restored. Around 200 to 205 government accommodations will be restored in favour of the government employees of Kashmir who will work in civil secretariat Jammu,” an official said.
Accordingly, in a partial modification of the previous orders, Principal Secretary, Estates Department has issued an order: “Consequent upon the order issued by the General Department vide government order No 1133-JK (GAD) of 2021 dated 25 October 2021, 1156 and 1157-JK (GAD) of 2021 dated 28 October 2021, sanction is hereby accorded to the partial modification of government order No 113-Est of 2021 dated 29 June 2021 and restoration of government accommodation at Jammu in favour of all these government employees which were earlier allotted to them by the Estates department on temporary basis for a period of six months or till the services of the concerned employee is required by the department, whichever is earlier, on payment of rent and license fee as prescribed under the rules.”
With certain conditions, the order says, the allottees should execute the necessary fresh license deed with the Deputy Director Estates, Jammu on this behalf and also complete all the formalities as required under the rules.
“The allottees should also furnish an undertaking before the Deputy Director Estates, Jammu to the effect that neither they nor their spouse or family members have an accommodation or their own house in Jammu city,” it says.
“The Deputy Director Estates, Jammu should handover the possession of the restored accommodation only after verifying the genuineness and authenticity of the allottees from the concerned DDO and furnish a report to the Director Estates within a week’s time positively,” the order reads.
The decision to restore accommodation was taken in view of the availability of the officers and officials at civil secretariat Jammu.
However, not all, but many of the employees had already vacated their quarters in Jammu following directives from the government.