SRINAGAR, AUG 28: Government today accorded sanction to the appointment of Principal Secretary, Planning, Development & Monitoring Department, Rohit Kansal, as Inquiry Officer in place of the then Commissioner/Secretary to Government, Labour & Employment Department Kifayat Hussain Rizvi, to inquire into the use of 2.635 hectares of forest land for construction of road from Km 15 to Narla in Reasi Forest Division by the officers/officials of PMGSY in violation of the J&K Forest (Conservation) Act,1997.
According to an Order issued by the General Administration Department today, the Inquiry Officer shall submit his report within a period of one month from the date of issuance of this order. The Forest, Environment & Ecology Department shall provide all the requisite records and assistance to the Inquiry Officer.
The Order was issued in partial modification of Government Order Number 528-GAD of 2018 dated 27.03.2018.
On March 27 this year, Kifayat Hussain Rizvi, Commissioner Secretary Labour & Employment Department, was appointed as Inquiry Officer to enquire into the use of forest land for construction of road.