The Jammu and Kashmir government Saturday appointed Farooq Khan as the fifth Advisor to the Governor, Satya Pal Malik.
An order issued from the General Administration departmentread, "Sanction is hereby accorded to the appointment of Farooq Khan as Advisorto Governor of Jammu and Kashmir with effect from the date he assumes charge."
"His (Khan's) appointment shall be governed by the terms andconditions as applicable to the other Advisors," the order states.
Khan, a 1994-batch IPS officer, also served as theAdministrator of Lakshadweep. He had recently resigned from the post.
Pertinently, the former Inspector General of Police, Khan,retired from service in 2013 and later joined the BharatiyaJanata Party (BJP).