J-K Secretariat to restart from Sept 18 in Srinagar

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Jammu and Kashmir
Jammu, Sept 15: Jammu and Kashmir's Civil Secretariat will start functioning from September 18 in Srinagar, the summer capital city. The state Cabinet, which met under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, decided that the government shall start functioning from the Civil Secretariat, Srinagar, from September 18, an official spokesman said here today.

The Cabinet also condoled the loss of lives in the unprecedented floods which have struck the state, he said. Commiserations were also expressed with those injured and displaced during the floods and those who have suffered on account of the calamity, he said.

The Cabinet expressed complete solidarity with the flood- affected people and firmly resolved to rebuild livelihoods, private properties and public infrastructure, he said. It was also decided that no holidays shall be observed on Saturdays and Sundays in the state government Offices in the Kashmir Valley, except Educational Institutions, till the closure of offices on account of Darbar Move, he said.

Considering the enormity of the clean up and sanitation operations in the Srinagar Municipal Corporation areas, it was decided to divide these areas into three zones and put three senior officers incharge of each zone for this purpose, the spokesman said. The Housing and Urban Development department shall work out the details in this regard immediately.


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