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Govt forms committee to review powers of Div Come, DCs viz-a-viz district staffing of dept

SRINAGAR, Apr 09: In a bid to ensure effective governance in Jammu and Kashmir, the government on Friday constituted committee to review the powers of Divisional Commissioners and Deputy Commissioners viz-a-viz district staffing of various departments.

An order under number 319-JK(GAD) of 2021, dated 08-04-2021 issued by Commisioner/Secretary to the Government Manoj Kumar Dwivedi, a copy of which lies with the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) reads, “Sanction is hereby accorded to constitution of a Committee to review the powers of Divisional Commissioners and Deputy Commissioners viz-a-viz district staffing of various Departments for effective governance in the Union territory of Jammu & Kashmir.”

The committee as per the order is headed by Commissioner/Secretary to the Government, General Administration Department.

Commissioner/Secretary to the Government, Transport
Department, Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Commissioner/Secretary to the Government, Department
of Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs, Secretary to the Government, Information Technology Department, Divisional Commissioner, Jammu, Secretary, Department of Law, Justice & Parliamentary Affairs and Representative of Principal Secretary to the Government, Revenue Department have been appointed as members of the committee.

The committee according to the order has been tasked to review the existing administrative powers of Divisional Commissioners/Deputy Commissioners in respect of staff of various departments posted in districts, including Revenue, Rural Development, PW(R&B), Jal Shakti, Health, Social Welfare Departments.

It has been directed to recommend modifications in the powers for further strengthening the role of Divisional Commissioners/Deputy
Commissioners for providing better governance.

“The Committee shall serviced by the General Administration
Department and shall submit its report by 16th of April, 2021,” the order added.(KNO)


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