27 political appointees demit office in J&K

Srinagar, Jul 11: Barring vice-chairman of Wakf board Nizamuddin Bhat of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), all political persons appointed during previous coalition government of PDP-BJP as chairperson, vice chairperson, deputy chairman of various Boards, Corporations, Public Sector Undertaking (PSUs) in the state have demitted office.
During the coalition government, 28 persons were engaged as chairperson, vice-chairperson, deputy-chairman of various Boards, Corporations and PSUs in the State, an official spokesperson said.
The PDP-BJP coalition collapsed after BJP pulled out from the Mehbooba Mufti led government in the state, which later came under Governor rule as no party came forward to form the new government.
Spokesman said that in tune with the provisions of the Standing Operating Procedure (SOP) twenty-five political appointees have submitted their resignation which have been accepted by the Governor.
Immediately after the imposition of the Governor’s Rule last month, the State Government had asked all the Administrative Departments to implement the provisions of SOP which inter-alia provide resignation of members, chairpersons of various statutory, non-statutory Boards and Organizations.
Only the vice-chairman of Wakf Board is yet to demit Office as his appointment is regulated by Section 9 of the Jammu and Kashmir Specified Wakafs and Specified Wakaf Properties (Management and Regulation) Act, 2004.
The Government said that in all, 27 political appointments have come to an end, which include Vice Chairpersons of J&K Cements Limited, J&K State Industrial Development Corporation, J&K Industries Limited, Handicrafts (S&E) Corporation, J&K Handloom Development Corporation, J&K Khadi and Village Industries Board, J&K Minerals Limited, J&K Small Scale Industries Development Corporation, J&K Tourism Development Corporation, J&K Medical Supplies Corporation, J&K Project Construction Corporation, J&K Cable Car Corporation, J&K Horticulture Development Board, J&K Building & Other Construction Workers Welfare Board, J&K Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribe and Backward Classes Development Corporation, J&K Women’s Development Corporation, J&K State Road Transport Corporation, J&K Horticulture Produce Marketing & Processing Corporation, JAKFED, J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Kissans, J&K State Social Welfare Board, J&K State Advisory Board for the Development of Other Backward Classes, J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Pahari Speaking People, J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Scheduled Castes, J&K Agro Industries Development Corporation, J&K State Advisory Board for Development of Gujjars & Bakerwals and Chairperson, J&K State Commission for Women.
Only the Vice-Chairman of Wakf Board is yet to demit office as his appointment is regulated by Section-9 of the Jammu and Kashmir Specified Wakafs and Specified Wakaf Properties (Management and Regulation) Act, 2004.