J&K, Ladakh UTs to have joint cadre of JKAS, JKP, JKFS

J&K, Ladakh UTs to have joint cadre of JKAS, JKP, JKFS
The notification has been issued “in consultation with the administration of Union Territory of Ladakh,” he added.File/ GK

Jammu: Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir and the Union Territory of Ladakh will have ‘Joint Services or Cadres' of Jammu and Kashmir Administrative Service (JKAS), Jammu and Kashmir Police Service (JKPS) and Jammu and Kashmir Forest Service (JKFS).

They will have joint cadre till the final decision regarding separate feeder cadre for these services in the UT of Ladakh is taken by the ‘competent authority.’

The direction in this connection was issued by the Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir in exercise of powers conferred under proviso to Article 309 of the Constitution of India read with section 89 of the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization Act, 2019 and in partial modification of any notification issued on the subject.

“The Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir is pleased to direct that there shall be 'Joint Services/Cadres' of Jammu and Kashmir Administrative Service (JKAS), Jammu and Kashmir Police (Gazetted) Service (JKPS) and Jammu and Kashmir Forest (Gazetted) Service for Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir and Union Territory of Ladakh, pending final decision regarding separate feeder cadres for the respective Services in the Union Territory of Ladakh by the competent authority,” read a notification issued by GAD Commissioner Manoj Kumar Dwivedi.

“Consequent thereto, promotion of the members of these services shall be effected in terms of the combined seniority or strength of the service against the total posts of these cadres allocated to Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir and Union Territory of Ladakh,” Dwivedi ordered.

The notification has been issued “in consultation with the administration of Union Territory of Ladakh,” he added.

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