Winter secretariat to function in Srinagar, advisors to attend it

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Srinagar, Oct 15 (UNI) As the Election Commission of India (ECI) deferred the announcement for holding the General Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir, the Governor's administration has decided to open Winter Secretariat in the summer capital where Advisors will remain headquartered on rotational basis.

An order, issued here, said the government had ordered the establishment of the Winter Secretariat at Srinagar, after the bi-annual Darbar Move to Jammu, to monitor the functioning of the Administration and ensuring effective delivery of various services.

A Raj Bhavan Spokesman said this afternoon that Governor N N Vohara, had desired his Advisors to remain headquartered at Srinagar on rotational basis.

In this context, a roster had also been formulated.

The Governor would himself visit Srinagar three to four times every month to chair important review meetings, the spokesman added.

Mr H H Tyabji, Advisor to Governor, would remain headquartered at Srinagar from November 20-30 and December 21-31, 2008.

Dr Sudhir S Bloeria, Advisor to Governor would remain in Srinagar from December 1-10, and January 1-10 2009.

Mr C Phunsog, Advisor to Governor would remain headquartered at Srinagar from December 11-20, and January 11-20 2009.

Depending upon the schedule of the election to the State Assembly, the afore said roster woulf be suitably reviewed.

The Winter Secretariat, which will operate in the Civil Secretariat, will comprise Special Secretary and Additional Secretary, two Deputy Secretaries and Under Secretaries, two Stenographers, four Head, Senior and Junior Assistants and other staff.

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