Srinagar, May 23: The Information Officers Association (IOA) of Department of Information and Public Relations today held an extra ordinary meeting convened to discuss the issues of the cadre.
The Association hailed the decision of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti for assigning the portfolio of Information Department to a dynamic Minister Choudhary Zulfkar Ali. The Association hoped that assigning charge of Information Department to Choudhry Zulfkar will go a long way in further improving the functioning of the department.
During the meeting various issues of the cadre including career progression, re-organization of the department, risk allowance and insurance cover to the field functionaries were discussed. The association observed that being a technical department, the divisional levels officers should be from those who have started their career from the department for running the department on professional lines.
It was also decided that a deputation of the Association would soon call on the Minister to apprised him about the problems of the officials of the department besides the initiatives required to be taken for making the department more vibrant at all levels.
The Association would shortly appoint its office bearers, the meeting decided. (KNS)