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Govt amends warrant of precedence

DDC chairperson equal to administrative secretary, member placed alongside BDC chairperson

DDC chairperson to get Rs 35000 per month; member Rs 15000

Srinagar, Mar 08: The administration on Jammu & Kashmir Union Territory on Monday amended its warrant of precedence, placing chairpersons of district development councils equal to administrative secretaries and inspector generals of police.

As per the news agency, according to the warrant of precedence issued by J&K’s Hospitality and Protocol department, DDC chairpersons have been placed at serial number 26.

They have been placed alongside administrative secretaries, divisional commissioners, IGPs, joint secretaries to the Government of India and officers of equivalent rank, officers of the rank of Major-General or equivalent rank.

Their deputies, who figure at serial number 27 in the revised warrant of precedence, will have protocol equivalent to the vice -chancellors of universities within the state/UT.

The DDC members have been placed at the bottom in the warrant of precedence and have protocol equivalent to the block development council chairpersons, presidents of municipal councils and municipalities, district magistrates, officers of the rank of brigadier and equivalent, major head of departments and district and sessions judges. They figure at serial number 28 in the list.

The warrant of precedence of J&K UT is the protocol list (hierarchy of important positions) in which the functionaries, dignitaries and officials are listed according to their rank and office.

The government amended the warrant of precedence nearly two weeks after constitution of district development councils in all 20 districts of the UT.

Meanwhile, sources disclosed to KNO that government has also finalized honorarium for DDC chairpersons, vice-chairpersons and members.

According to them, the chairperson will get an honorarium of Rs 35000 per month while the vice-chairperson and member would respectively get Rs 25000 and Rs 15000 per month.“The orders for the same are being issued,” they said.

 

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