The State Cabinet which met in winter capital under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Wednesday accorded sanction to the promotion of Mohammad Iqbal Khanday 1978 batch IAS as Principal Secretary Finance to the fixed scale of IAS (Rs, 80,000) with effect from 2010. Consequent upon his promotion, Mohammad Iqbal Khanday has been designated as Financial Commissioner, Finance Department.
The Cabinet accorded administrative approval for the construction of alternate bridge (double lane) next to existing Abdullah Bridge in Rajouri at an estimated cost of Rs 20 Crore approved under Special Task Force Programme for Jammu Division.
Cabinet also accorded sanction to the creation of one post of Professor and one post of Associate Professor in the Department of Prosthodontics in Government Dental College and Hospital Srinagar in the pay scale of Rs37400-67000+8700and Rs15600-39100+7600respectively.
Meanwhile Jeet Lal Gupta Commissioner Secretary Social welfare has been given additional charge of Housing and Urban Development Department till Suresh Kumar Principal Secretary Housing and Urban Development Department; currently abroad in connection with training resumes his duties.