Srinagar, Dec 29: The Governor Satya Pal Malik has reallocated departments previous held by B B Vyas, a former chief secretary who resigned and joined as member Union Public Service Commission, among his three advisors.
The governor’s decision comes couple of days after GNS carried a news report, highlighting that the non-distribution of the portfolio was affecting the public delivery system.
The Departments of Home, Forests, Ecology & Environment, Health & Medical Education, Youth, Services & Sports, Hospitality & Protocol, Civil Aviation, Estates, Information, Law, Justice & Parliamentary Affairs Departments remain allocated to the Advisor K Vijay Kumar even as he got Agriculture and horticulture departments held previously by Vyas.
As per a notification issued by the General Administration Department (GAD) here, Advisor Sharma keeps Departments of Finance, Public Works (R&B), PHE & IFC, PDD, Housing & Urban Development, Information Technology, Industries & Commerce and Science & Technology and he got departments of planning, development monitoring, revenue, disaster management, relief, rehabilitation and reconstruction.
School Education, Higher Education, Transport, Haj & Auqaf, Technical Education, Floriculture, Animal & Sheep Husbandry, Cooperatives, Tourism, Culture, Social Welfare Labour & Employment remain with Advisor Khurshid Ahmad Ganai and he got election, food, civil supplies and consumer affairs, tribal affairs and ARI & training.
The decision also followed sanction by the government’s sanction to the continuation of the advisors during the president’s rule with effect from December 19.