Srinagar, Mar 17: Days after the government appointed Baseer Ahmad Khan as fourth Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Jammu and Kashmir, the four Advisors to Girish Chandra were on Tuesday assigned the charge of different government departments.
K K Sharma, Farooq Khan, Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar and Baseer Ahmad Khan were assigned the charge of different government departments and as per the order issued under number 389-JK(GAD)of 202, dated 17-03-2020, the advisors exercise powers of the Minister in respect of Departments allocated to them
“In exercise of the powers conferred vide Presidential Order S.0 No. 3937(E) dated 31* October, 2019, read with S.O.O1 dated 31* October, 2019 of the General Administration Department, Rule 5 of the Jammu and Kashmir Government Business Rules and in supersession of Government Order No. 42-JK(GAD) of 2020 dated 08.01.2020, the Lieutenant Governor is pleased to direct that Shri K.K. Sharma, Shri Farooq Khan, Shri Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar and Shri Baseer Ahmad Khan, Advisors to the Lieutenant Governor, J&K shall exercise powers of the Minister in respect of Departments allocated to them as per Annexure8A’ to this Order,” the order reads.
It added that “for the purposes of official correspondence, Advisors Shri K.K. Sharma, Shri Farooq Khan, Shri Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar and Shri Baseer Ahmad Khan shall be designated as Advisor (S), Advisor (F), Advisor (B) &Advisor (BK) respectively.”
Advisor (S) was allocated the charge of Revenue, Palnning, Development and Monitoring, Industries & Commerce, School Education, Higher Education, Techinal Education, Agriculture, Production and Horticulture department, the GAD order reads.
Advisor (F) was allocated the charge of food, civil supplies and consumer affairs, ARI and trainings, cooperative, election, labour and employment, Haj and Auqaf, social welfare, tribal affairs, youth services and sports, the order read.
According to the order, Advisor (B) got health and Medical Education, Public Works (R&B), PHE/I&FC, Transport and Animal /Sheep Husbandry.
Advisor (BK) was allocated the charge of Power Development, Rural Development & Panchayat Raj, Disaster Management, Relief, Rehabilitation & Reconstruction, Culture, Tourism and Floriculture.
The order further added that in supersession of the Government Order No. 78-JK(GAD) of 2020 dated 14.01.2020, Advisor(B) will advise the Lieutenant Governor on significant matters relating to Home Department. Coordinate activities of the police including the Terror Monitoring Group, Force Deployment, Intelligence Work, Preparedness for Law & Order, Operational Effectiveness, Counter Cross Border Propaganda, Jails, FSL, Prosecution, Narcotics Control, POCSO Matters