Administrative Council Approves Creation of 1980 Posts

SRINAGAR: The Administrative Council (AC) presided by Lt Governor, Manoj Sinha, has approved the departmental proposals for the creation of 1980 new posts in various sectors, an official spokesman said in Jammu.

The Administrative Council approved the proposal of the Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department to create 15 and 50 posts under various categories in the UT and District Consumer Commissions, respectively. These posts include Registrars, Joint Registrars, Accounts officers, Private Secretaries, Readers, Section Officers, Senior Stenographers, Junior Stenographers, Senior Assistants, and Junior Assistants.

In view of the constitutional changes in Jammu and Kashmir, the UT and District Consumer Commissions were established as per the provisions of the Central Consumer Protection Act, 2019. With the provisioning of adequate manpower, these forums will be made effectively functional to address various consumer grievances.

The Administrative Council further approved the proposal of the Health and Medical Education Department for the creation of 1612 posts of various categories, 806 posts each for Government Medical College, Udhampur and Government Medical College, Handwara (Kupwara).

The decision will enable the Health and Medical Education Department to start the course curriculum in these new Government Medical Colleges from the academic session 2022-23.

Moreover, the Administrative Council also approved the proposal of the Higher Education Department to transfer 171 vacant posts from Higher Education to the Cluster Universities of Jammu/Srinagar. The identified 171 vacant posts (lien-free) of faculty (Gazetted) are transferred to Cluster Universities Jammu and Srinagar for filling up through respective direct recruitment drives.

Earlier, under the Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA), the Government of Jammu and Kashmir established two Cluster Universities, one each at Srinagar and Jammu by clubbing together 10 prestigious colleges of the regions. To make these Cluster Universities functional, the Higher Education Department has previously sanctioned 132 posts of different categories in teaching and non-teaching segments in favour of these Cluster Universities.

The council meeting was attended by Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, Advisor to the LG, Dr Arun Kumar Mehta, Chief Secretary, and Nitishwar Kumar, Principal Secretary to the LG.

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