Srinagar, Oct 3: The Cabinet chaired by Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today accorded sanction to the creation of 167 posts in various categories in the Police Department by corresponding reduction of 156 posts in Ministerial and Steno cadres.
Cabinet accorded sanction to the creation of 32 posts in various categories for establishment of Fire & Emergency Station, Kakrayal and 14 posts for Fire & Emergency Station, Katra.
Cabinet accorded sanction to the creation of 10 posts of faculty members for GMC Srinagar and GMC Jammu. The posts include two posts each of Professor Cardiology, Associate Professor Cardiology, Associate Professor Dermatology, Assistant Professor Cardiology, and one post each of Professor Ophthalmology and Professor Pathology.
Cabinet accorded sanction to the creation of two posts of Financial Advisor/CAO in the pay band of Rs.15600-39100 + GP 6600 by corresponding reduction of two posts of Accounts Officers in the pay band of Rs 9300-34800 + GP 4800), one each at Cluster University Srinagar and Cluster University Jammu, subject to the condition that the posts are drawn on deputation from Finance Department. The proposed creations will enable smooth functioning of Cluster Universities and fill critical administrative positions.
Cabinet accorded sanction to the creation of one post of Joint Director in the Horticulture Department in the pay band of (15600-39100 + GP 7600).
Cabinet accorded sanction to the creation of two posts of Assistant Conservator of Forests in the pay band of Rs.9300-34800 + 4800 in Forest (Territorial) by corresponding reduction of one post each of Research Officer and Assistant Soil Scientist in the pay band (Rs.9300-34800 + Rs.4400) and three posts of Range Officer Gr-I in the Pay Band of Rs. 9300-34800 + 4280) in Forest (Territorial) by corresponding reduction of two posts of Assistant Seed Technician/Seed Scientist and one post of Senior Scientific Assistant in the pay band (Rs 9300-34800 + Rs.4300).
The Cabinet accorded sanction to the promotion of Reva Gupta, KAS, to the Super Time Scale of Rs.37,400-67,000 with Grade Pay of Rs 10,000 of the Jammu and Kashmir Administrative Service, notionally w.e.f. 15.09.2016 and regularly from 04.08.2017.
Cabinet accorded sanction to the regularization of Incharge Chief Engineers (retired/inservice) viz Narayan Mengi w.e.f 03.10.2012 to 28.02.2013, Romesh Chander Gupta w.e.f 03.10.2.2012 to 31.03.2013 and Hem Chander Jerath w.e.f 03.10.2012 as Chief Engineers in the Pay Band of Rs.37400-67000 with Grade Pay of Rs.8700.
Cabinet accorded sanction to the regularization of retired officers viz V.K Malhotra w.e.f 03.10.2006 as Executive Director (Electric), R.K Seli w.e.f 01.05.2008 as Development Commissioner (Power) and Abdul Rashid Tak w.ef. 01.08.2008 as Executive Director (Electric).
Cabinet accorded sanction to the absorption of five employees of the erstwhile confed viz Farooq Ahmad Bhat, Ali Mohammad Dar, Abdul Gani Lone, Fancy Hafiz and Kharati Lal, against Class-IV posts available in the Cooperative Department.
The Cabinet also accorded sanction to the implementation of recommendation of the Shetty Commission for the Ministerial Staff of the Subordinate Courts and accordingly to the creation of 18 posts of Chief Administrative Officers (in District Courts), 22 posts of Senior Scale Stenographer Executive Assistants Principal Judge), 7 posts of Protocol Officers, 7 posts of Assistant Protocol Officers and 8 posts of Steno-Typists (as pool in districts where number of Courts are none).
To promote handicrafts and handloom products within the country and globally, the Cabinet accorded sanction to the incorporation of Jammu and Kashmir Trade Promotion Organization (JKTPO) under Section 8 of the Companies Act, 2013, as per the Law Department vetted Article of Association (AoA) and Memorandum of Association (MoA), having initial Share Capital of Rs 5 Crore, as a Joint Venture Company between the Government of Jammu and Kashmir with 51% equity share, India Trade Promotion Organization (ITPO) with 44% equity share and Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH) with 5% equity share.
The Joint Venture Company will promote, organise, manage and participate in handicrafts/handlooms/industrial trade, other fairs and exhibitions in India and abroad and take all measures for promoting Industry especially in the state of Jammu and Kashmir and enhance its global competitiveness.
The Cabinet chaired accorded sanction to the implementation of Energy Efficient LED Street Lights project in Srinagar Municipal Corporation and Jammu Municipal Corporation through M/s Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint Venture Company setup by the Ministry of Power, Government of India, subject to obtaining all necessary clearance and approval from Competent Authority.
The Cabinet accorded sanction to the signing of tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Housing & Urban Development Department (H&UDD), Power Development Department (PDD) and M/s Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) for implementation of LED Street Light project in Srinagar Municipal Corporation and Jammu Municipal Corporation.
The MoU shall be signed after satisfying the financial viability, ensuring the reasonability of rates and fulfilment of all codal formalities.