7 J&K officers transferred

The government Tuesday ordered transfer and posting of seven officers.

According to an order issued by the general administration department, Farooq Ahmad Lone, Special Secretary, Social Welfare Department, looking after the work of Secretary, Social Welfare Department and holding additional charge of Secretary, General Administration Department has been transferred and posted as Special Secretary to the government, GAD.

Lone, the order states, shall continue to hold the charge of Secretary, GAD.

Rohit Kansal, Principal Secretary to the government, Planning, Development and Monitoring, Civil Aviation, Hospitality and Protocol and Estates departments, shall hold the charge of Principal Secretary to the government, Social Welfare Department, in addition to his own duties, till further orders.

Dr Abdul Kabir Dar, Commissioner, Food Safety, has been transferred and posted as Director General, stationery and office supplies.

Vinod Sharma, Director General, stationery and office supplies, has been transferred and posted as Commissioner, Food Safety.

Pradeep Kumar, Special Secretary to the government, Planning, Development and Monitoring department, has been transferred and posted as Secretary in the J&K State Vigilance Commission.

Tej Krishan Bhat, Secretary in the J&K SVC, has been transferred and posted as Relief and Rehabilitation Commissioner (Migrants), J&K, relieving Pankaj Magotra, Additional Commissioner in the office of Divisional Commissioner Jammu of the additional charge of the post.

Jahangir Hashmi, Additional Secretary to the government, GAD (monitoring), holding the additional charge of Additional Secretary to the government, Planning, Development and Monitoring department, has been transferred and posted as Additional Chief Executive Officer, Economic Reconstruction Agency.

 “One post of selection grade of KAS from the overall cadre strength of Jammu and Kashmir administrative service is transferred to the Planning, Development and Monitoring department for drawl of salary of Jahangir Hashmi,” the order states.

The Governor’s administration has said that the order has been issued with the concurrence of Election Commission of India, conveyed by the Chief Electoral Officer, J&K.