The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Wednesday cancelled the allotment of residential lodging to its “darbar transfer” workers in Jammu and Srinagar, asking them to vacate the identical inside three weeks.
This comes days after Lt Governor Manoj Sinha, in a public tackle on June 20, stated that the J&Ok administration “has fully transitioned to e-office, thereby ending” the bi-annual apply. “Now each the Jammu and Srinagar secretariats can perform usually for 12 months. This may save the federal government Rs 200 crore per yr, which can be used for the welfare of the disadvantaged sections.”
There was no official order on ending the 149-year-old apply up to now.
The Estates Division’s cancellation order doesn’t have an effect on administrative secretaries and senior officers as they must make themselves obtainable at each the locations “equitably’’.
On April 25, the federal government had recognized 673 officers to work in Jammu and 863 in Srinagar, 5 days after it deferred the darbar transfer, saying that the civil secretariat shall proceed to perform concurrently at Jammu and Srinagar.
The Jammu and Kashmir Excessive Courtroom had final yr noticed that there was no authorized justification or Constitutional foundation for the custom. Mentioning that the apply has resulted in wastage of great period of time, efforts and vitality on inefficient and pointless exercise, a division bench comprising then Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Rajnesh Oswal had noticed that worthwhile sources of the State can’t be diverted to fully non-essential utilization when the Union Territory is unable to supply even fundamental necessities to its individuals.