JK Cabinet creates 55 posts in 8 new districts, promotes 7 IAS

Jammu, Jan 15 (PTI) The Jammu and Kashmir governmenthas created 55 posts in various departments for newly createdeight districts in the state, besides granting promotion to7 IAS and 4 KAS officers.

The Cabinet which met here under the Chairmanship ofChief Minister Omar Abdullah yesterday approved creation of 55posts in the Public Works (R&B) Department and Law, Justiceand Parliamentary Affairs Department for newly created eightdistricts - Kishtwar, Bandipora, Ganderbal, Kulgam, Shopian,Samba, Reasi and Ramban.

It also approved promotion of three IAS officers tothe super time scale. These include Dr Sayed MohammadFazal-ul-Ullah, A K Raina and B A Runiyal.

The Cabinet also approved selection grade IAS infavour of Vinod Koul, Guldev Raj Bhagat, Gazanfer Hussain,Ghulam Hassan Tantray and senior scale of IAS in favour ofYasha Mudgal.

In another decision, the Cabinet approved promotion offour officers to the Special Scale of Kashmir AdministrativeService (KAS) with effect from January 1. They includeRavinder Kumar Pandita, Zubair Ahmad, Khadim Hussain and NazirAhmad Shah.

It also approved appointment of five officers of theExcise and Taxation Gazetted Service to the time scale of KASwith immediate effect.

These include Mansoor Aslam Chowdhary (ST), PawanKumar, Bharat Singh, Shyam Sunder Gupta and Abdul Hafiz Shah(all Residents of Backward Area) from the Jammu and KashmirSocial Welfare (Gazetted Service) to the time scale of KAS.

It also approved transfer of Institute of Music andFine Arts, Srinagar and Jammu by the Academy of Art, Cultureand Languages to the respective University in Kashmir andJammu.

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