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Govt initiates process to appoint heads of consumer commissions in 10 districts

SRINAGAR: In a significant move, Jammu & Kashmir government has initiated the process for appointment of heads of District Consumers Disputes Redressal Commission in different districts of the Union Territory.

The department of Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs has invited applications from eligible candidates for considering their appointment to the post of President, District Consumers Disputes Redressal Commission (district commissions) in different districts of the UT.

According to the notice issued by the department, a copy of which is in possession of news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), the appointments are being made in Srinagar, Anantnag, Baramulla, Kupwara, Budgam, Jammu, Udhampur, Doda, Kathua and Rajouri.

As per conditions governing the appointment, the applicant should be a person who is, or has been, or is qualified to be a district judge.

The head of district commission shall hold office for a term of four years or upto the age of 65 years, whichever is earlier, the notice states.

The President of the District commission shall be appointed by the UT Government on the recommendation of a selection committee consisting of chief Justice of the High Court or any Judge of the High Court nominated by him (chairperson), Secretary, Consumer Affairs and nominee of the Chief Secretary.

As already reported by KNO, the government on February 26 this year invited applications from eligible candidates for filling key positions in State Consumer Commission–(KNO)


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