Cabinet approves harmonizing of Combined Services exam with UPSC pattern

GJ Report
Jammu, Feb 8: In order to harmonize J&K Competitive Examination with the All India Service Examination, the State Cabinet chaired by Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday accorded sanction to the notification of the Jammu and Kashmir Combined Competitive Examination Rules, 2018, along-with the Syllabus.
Presently, the scheme of examination, along with the syllabus for the preliminary and main examination is replica of the old scheme/syllabus of UPSC.
However, in 2011, UPSC changed the scheme and syllabus for examination for selection to the All India Services.
The shifting to the new UPSC pattern in vogue will facilitate large number of candidates from the state to simultaneously prepare for both the Combined Competitive Examination conducted by J&K PSC and that conducted by UPSC.
Meanwhile Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday in a cabinet meeting accorded sanction to the promotion of IAS, IPS and IFS officers.
As per order IAS officers of 2005 batch viz M Raju, Manzoor Ahmad Lone and Bashir Ahmad Bhat to the Selection Grade of IAS w.e.f 01.01.2018 and IAS officers of 2014 batch viz Doifode Sagar Dattatray, Rahul Yadav and Owais Ahmad to the Senior Time Scale of IAS w.e.f 01.01.2018 were accorded promotion.
Meanwhile IPS officers of 2000 batch of J&K Cadre viz S P Pani, Basant Kumar Rath and Ghulam Hassan Bhat has been accorded Super Time Scale-(ii)-IGP-Level 14 in the Pay Matrix, with effect from 01.01.2018.
Cabinet accorded sanction to the promotion of Deepak Kumar Salathia (IPS: 2004) to the Super Time Scale – (i) DIG w.e.f 01.01.2018.
Cabinet also accorded sanction to the placement of officers of 2005 batch of J&K Cadre viz Rafeequl Hassan and Vijay Kumar in the Selection Grade of IPS w.e.f 01.01.2018.
Cabinet accorded sanction to the promotion of IPS officers of 2014 batch of J&K Cadre viz Amritpal Singh and Dr G V Sundeep Chakravarthy to the Senior Time Scale of IPS w.e.f 01.01.2018.
However, the state cabinet also accorded sanction to the promotion of Ravi Kumar Kesar to the post of Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (PCCF) (Head of Forest Force) in the Apex Scale of Rs 80,000 (fixed) w.e.f 01.07.2017.
Cabinet accorded sanction to the promotion of Manoj Pant, P.K.Singh and B Sidhartha Kumar to the post of PCCF in the pay scale of Rs 75500-80,000 (HAG+) w.e.f 01.07.2017.
Cabinet accorded sanction to the promotion of B K Singh, Jigmet Takpa, S K Gupta, Sarvesh Rai, N P Singh, Asaf Mehmood, Nissar Ahmad Darzi and A K Gupta to the post of Additional PCCP in the pay scale of Rs 67000-79000(HAG) with immediate effect and S Senthil and Sameer Bharti to the post of Chief Conservator of Forests in the pay scale of Rs 34700-67000+10,000 w.e.f 27.04.2017 and 04.07.2017 respectively.
Meanwhile the Cabinet also accorded sanction to the creation of 08 posts of Principal Magistrates (Civil Judge Junior Division/Munsiff) in the PB Rs.(27700-770-33090) for eight Juvenile Justices Boards to be constituted at Anantnag, Baramulla, Srinagar, Jammu, Doda, Rajouri, Kargil and Leh, in phase-I.
Cabinet also accorded sanction to the creation of 02 posts of Sr. System Officer in the Pay band of 9300-34800+4200, 24 posts of System Officer in the pay band of 5200-20200+2400 and 48 posts of System Assistant in the pay band of 5200-20200+1900 for effective implementation of e-Courts Mission Mode Project.
Meanwhile the Cabinet also accorded sanction to the up-gradation of PHC Hazratbal, Srinagar to the level of Sub-District Hospital and Sub-centers at Domana, Jammu and Devar, Kupwara to the level of Primary Health Centers.
Cabinet also approved the creation of 14 posts of various categories for up-gradation of these health care institutes including 08 posts for SDH Hazratbal and 03 posts each for PHC Domana and Devar.
The Cabinet accorded sanction to the transfer of State land measuring 222 kanals and 17 marlas situated at village Katli, District Samba, in favour of the Industries and Commerce Department, for establishment of Industrial Estate.
Cabinet accorded sanction to the transfer of State land measuring 144 Kanals 13 Marla situated at Village Narain, Tehsil Nagrota, District Jammu to the Animal Husbandry Department for relocation of Poultry Project from Beli Charana, Jammu which is proposed to be utilized for expansion of the Jammu Civil Airport.
The Planning, Development and Monitoring Department shall provide necessary funds for raising infrastructure of the farm at farm at the new location in a time bound manner.