Srinagar, June 1: The PDP-BJP Cabinet headed by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti is likely to meet on Tuesday (June 6) where important decisions are to be taken by the government.
Sources in the government told KNS that the cabinet that will meet in Civil Secretariat on June 6 will give a nod to new industrial policy which was amended after outrage over the previous policy that was drafted during Governor’s rule.
Sources told KNS that the cabinet will amend its earlier order on cabinet sub-committee (CSC) constituted to review the inclusion of KPS cadre into IPS.
“The previous cabinet order mentioned Naeem Akhtar as Education minister. Since his portfolio was changed, the order has to be amended. After the amended order, the CSC on cadre review of KPS officers will hold meeting immediately after the cabinet meeting,” sources told KNS.
The delaying of inclusion of KPS officers into IPS has drawn outrage from police officers and has recently created fissures in the ruling alliance after BJP had opposed it in the last cabinet meeting where Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti had left in a huff.
To iron out the difference, the government formed a cabinet sub-committee that included six ministers, three each of PDP and BJP.
The sub-committee includes Minister for Industries & Commerce Chandra Prakash Ganga as Convenor, Minister for Finance, Culture and Labour Member & Employment, Dr Haseeb A Drabu, Minister for Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs Choudhary Zulfikar Ali, and Minister for Public Works Naeem Akhtar, Minister for Health & Medical Education Bali Bhagat and Minister for Forest, Ecology & Environment Lal Singh.
A senior minister of the committee told KNS that the meetings were delayed because of the change in portfolio of Naeem Akhtar.
“Now, we will meet immediately after the cabinet amends earlier referring Naeem Akhtar as Public Works minister,” the minister told KNS. (KNS)