Jammu, Apr 29: The official records of Civil Secretariat have started shifting to the summer capital as Darbar Move offices closed in Jammu and will now reopen in Srinagar on May 8.
The traditional Darbar offices closed here yesterday, marking the last working day in the winter capital.
”All arrangements are finalised, records are sealed in official boxes and trucks, and are being shifted to the summer capital, where the offices will reopen on May 8,” a senior official here today said.
He said that all records of various departments have been put in place for shifting.
”Advance party has already left for Srinagar, while staff is busy arranging the record files and SRTC buses, trucks will be pressed into service to shift employees and records.
”Traffic authorities have also issued advisories with regard to movement of vehicles on the National Highway due to move offices,” said an official, adding that trucks and buses have to board employees and load documents, so there should be smooth traffic on the road.
”The days when record will be shifted, traffic advisories will be issues accordingly,” he added.
Darbar Move is over 150-year-old exercise, started during the Maharaja’s time.
Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah had many times sought ending of this exercise in the welfare of the state and interest of the state exchequer.