Cabinet Approves Creation of 59 Posts in Advocate General’s Office



The Cabinet which met here Thursday under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister, Ms Mehbooba Mufti accorded sanction to the creation of 59 posts of various categories in the office of the Advocate General, J&K, an official spokesperson said this evening.

The posts include 5 posts of Sr Scale Stenographer (9300-34800+GP 4600), 02 posts of Section Officer (9300-34800+GP 4600), 07 posts of Legal Assistant (9300-34800+GP 4280), 10 posts of Jr Legal Assistant (9300-34800+GP 4200), 04 posts of Head Assistant (9300-34800+GP 4200), 06 posts of Jr. Scale Stenographer (9300-34800+GP 4200), 05 posts of Sr Assistant (5200-20200+GP 2400), 15 posts of Jr Assistant (5200-20200+GP 1900) and 05 posts of orderly (4440-7440+GP 1300).

The Cabinet also accorded sanction to the creation of 08 posts of Research Assistant to assist the High Court Judges in discharging their judicial function on a consolidated remuneration of Rs 15000 per month.

Meanwhile, the Cabinet also approved the proposal to allow the CA&PD department to grind 75% Wheat into Atta, out of the total allocation of Wheat for distribution among the consumers.

Under the National Food Security Act (NFSA), Wheat is supplied at a highly subsidized rate of Rs 2 per Kg; however, NFSA does not provide grinding charges for Wheat and when the CA&PD department supplied Wheat to the rationees, a certain section of rationees especially in urban areas were reluctant to receive Wheat instead of Atta.

The State Cabinet on 11th April, 2016, took a decision to allow the CA&PD department to supply Atta instead of Wheat to the consumers and for the purpose department was authorized to charge Rs 1 per Kg Atta from the rationees, on account of grinding, transportation and handling charges.

Earlier, CA&PD department was grinding Wheat into Atta in the ratio of 60:40, which has now been enhanced to 75:25, to meet the demand of the general public.


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