Major reshuffle of officials in J and K

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Srinagar, Aug 30 (ANI): In a major administrative reshuffle, Jammu and Kashmir Government has transferred 26 senior officers, including 12 IAS officers.

The decision to transfer the officers was taken on Saturday evening at a meeting of the state Cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Omar Abdullah.

A spokesman of the State Government released the details of the cabinet decision to media in a press conference on Sunday.

The cabinet decided to appoint a woman officer Naseema Lankar, as first Divisional Commissioner in Kashmir. She will replace Masood Samoon, who is retiring from the service on Monday.

B.B.Vyas, who was Principal Secretary to the state Governor, has been made Commissioner Secretary of Planning and Development. He will also hold the additional responsibility of Chief Executive Officer of Economic Reconstruction Agency.

Pramodh Jain, Commissioner Secretary of Social Welfare has been transferred to Higher Education Department in the same capacity.

Tashi Dorjee, Joint Financial Commissioner of Agrarian Reforms has been given the additional charge of Secretary, Home Department.

Deputy Commissioner of Poonch, Mohammad Afzal Bhat, has been moved to head the Pulwama district. He will replace Ishtiyaq Ahmad Ashai, who has been made additional Commissioner of Kashmir.

Kuldip Lal Khajuria, Additional District Development Commissioner, Samba has been posted as Deputy Commissioner, Poonch. (ANI)

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