J&K govt orders implementation of new recruitment policy, named as “Fast-track Recruitment in Govt Depts”

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Appointments to be made on regular basis against basic minimum pay; Regularization after 5 yrs of satisfactory service; PSC to get full quorum soon: Akhtar The State Government today ordered implementation of the new recruitment policy which has been named as “Fast-track Recruitment in Government Departments.” As per the new policy the recruitment against all the vacant posts referred to the recruiting agencies shall have to be completed within four months. Announcing this at a press conference here today, Minister for Education, Mr Naeem Akhtar, said as per the new policy, the appointments would be on regular basis. The new appointees would be, however, paid basic minimum pay (Pay Band+Grade Pay) during the first five years of service. He said …

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Jammu and Kashmir government sacks 63 ‘tainted’ civil servants

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Jammu and Kashmir Government has dispensed with the services of 63 civil servants as a part of the process to remove deadwood from the administration. This was announced by the Minister for Education, Mr Naeem Akhtar at a press conference here today. Mr Akhtar, who is also the State Government spokesman, said out of the 63 officers/official, whose services have been terminated, 25 involve trap cases by various anti-graft bodies, 11 include cases involving disproportionate assets and 27 are miscellaneous cases. He said the decision to dispense with the services of these officers/officials was taken by a high-level committee headed by the Chief Secretary. The other members of the Committee, he said, included Principal secretary to the Chief Minister, Principal …

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Jitendra Singh disfavours partial revocation of AFSPA

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MoS PMO Jitendra Singh today disfavoured partial withdrawal of controversial AFSPA in Jammu and Kashmir but underlined that the last word on this would come only from the security agencies and not from political functionaries. “Without engaging myself into any kind of debate, I would say I am not qualified enough to answer your question. The reason being that I seriously believe the last word on this should not come from political functionaries but from security experts and security agencies,” he said while interacting with a group of students and alumni from world’s premier educational institutes here. Asked whether the Government would look for possibility of partial revocation of AFSPA in Jammu and Kashmir, he said “you have it (AFSPA) …

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Amazing work done by Udhampur administration, sets up 682 school toilets in 3 weeks

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Keeping in view with ‘Swachh Vidyalaya Abhiyan’ of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Udhampur in Jammu and Kashmir has, in record of sorts, constructed 682 toilets in the schools across the district in last three weeks. “District Administration has constructed 682 toilets in the schools across the district in last three weeks through dedicated teams working round the clock to achieve the target,” a senior district officer said. This was the result of dedicated team work under Deputy Commissioner, Udhampur, Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, who took over a last month, he added. Another 225 school toilets are also at finishing stage which will make the total number as 907, he said, adding that the fast track construction through special inter-departmental teams was …

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No compromise on Shyama Prasad Mookerjee’s ideology of ‘one flag, one Constitution’: Jitendra Singh

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Describing Jammu and Kashmir as a sensitive “nerve centre” for BJP workers across the country, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said there is no compromise on Jana Sangh founder Shyama Prasad Mookerjee’s ideology of ‘one flag, one Constitution’. Addressing a ‘Jammu Kashmir Sammelan’ here, the senior BJP leader from the state said the message should go loud and clear that there is no compromise on Mookerjee’s ideology. Mookerjee favoured “ek nishan, ek vidhan, ek pradhan” (one flag, one Constitution) in Jammu and Kashmir as against the existing system of the state having separate flag and Constitution. Singh, Minister of State in Prime Minister’s Office, said J&K is a sensitive “nerve centre” for BJP workers. He recalled an anecdote when Jawaharlal Nehru …

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Mufti frames committees to sort out dual administration issue

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Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today framed committees to sort out the issue of dual administrative control of many areas of governance following creation of new districts in the state in 2007. “People have to suffer a lot due to this dual control and I wish to see this issue sorted out at the earliest,” the Chief Minister said while chairing the District Development Board (DDB) meetings of Ganderbal and Bandipora. The meeting took place at Ganderbal today. Sayeed constituted two committees, headed by respective Divisional Commissioners, which would examine and submit detailed recommendations for permanently resolving the contentious issue, an official spokesman said. He said after creation of eight new districts, lot of areas continue to remain in the …

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Azad criticises police action in Srinagar

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Congress leader and former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Ghulam Nabi Azad today criticised the security forces over the alleged incident of firing of tear gas shells inside a mosque in Srinagar during a protest. “I am pained to read that teargas shells have been directly fired inside the grand mosque (Jamia Masjid) of Kashmir,” he said. Chairman of moderate faction of Hurriyat Conference, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, yesterday claimed that police fired tear smoke shells inside Jamia Masjid (grand mosque) during protests after Friday prayers in Nowhatta area in Srinagar. He has termed the action as “interference in religious affairs”. ‘Anjuman Awqaf Jama Masjid’ and Hurriyat had called for a strike in Srinagar today against the incident. Azad today slammed …

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Omar Abdullah attacks Sajad Lone for supporting RSS


Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today attacked Sajad Gani Lone after the separatist-turned-minister in PDP-BJP government stated that he was close to BJP since the times of Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Following the Peoples’ Conference leader’s interview to a local daily in which he supported the presence of RSS in Kashmir, Omar attacked the Minister for Science & Technology and Animal Husbandry in PDP-BJP government, over his portfolio. “And for this all Sajaad got was a few sheep & goats to look after! I’m sure the RSS will help next time around,” Omar wrote on twitter today. Lone hit back at the former chief minister saying “@abdullah_omar oh I forgot I have renewable energy too which …

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Nitin Gadkari lays foundation stone of bridge over River Ravi in Kathua

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Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari today laid the foundation stone for the construction of two-lane bridge over river Ravi in Keerian-Gandial area of district Kathua in Jammu and Kashmir. Speaking on the occasion, the Union Minister said that BJP led NDA government in the Centre is committed to provide better road connectivity in Jammu and Kashmir and a number of initiatives have already been taken in this direction. The 1210 m long bridge along with 7.5 km long approach road is being constructed by the Union Ministry of Transport and Highways at an estimated cost of Rs 160 crore under Inter State Connectivity programme. The bridge would provide an alternative surface link between Jammu and …

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India-Pakistan observe Baba Chamliyal Mela

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On 25 June 2015  Sector Cdr level  meeting was held on IB to celebrate Baba chamliyal mela in which  sector Cdr Pak Ranger Wasim Jaffar Bhatti and  Wing Cdr Md Ali along with  12 officer of Pak Rangers and other dignitaries of civil administration attended the meeting from Pak side. DIG SHQ Jammu Sh B S Kasana along with 4 commandment and 9 staff officers attended the meeting. Meeting held from 1000 hrs  to 1100 hrs. Sec Cdr Wasim Bhatti offered “chadar” for shrine of Baba Chamliyal and own side handed over sharbat and shakkar  to Rangers. Both the forces promised to make border more peaceful.

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