Civil Secretariat Reopens Partially In Kashmir


Civil secretariat re-opened partially in Srinagar on Monday after a gap of six months.

LG Murmu Receiving Guard Of Honour At Civil Secretariat Srinagar on Monday, May 4, 2020. KL Image By Bilal Bahadur

Lieutenant Governor GC Murmu arrived at Civil Secretariat where he was given a ceremonial guard of honour by contingent police.

Reports said that the health officials screened the employees before entering into secretariat with thermal devices to measure their body temperature as a preventive measure to contain the spread of coronavirus.

In view of coronavirus, the civil secretariat is functioning in both Srinagar and Jammu with the staff and officers on an “as is where is” basis, i.e., staff will continue working where they are based.

On the occasion Advisors to the Lieutenant Governor,  Kewal Kumar Sharma, Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar and  Baseer Ahmad Khan, were also present. Among the senior officers Asgar Hassan Samoon Principal Secretary to the Government, School Education Department;  Rohit Kansal Principal Secretary, Planning, Development and Monitoring & Information Department;  Dilbag Singh, Director General of Police, Pandurang K. Pole, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, Deputy Commissioner Srinagar;  Sarmad Hafeez Secretary to Government, Youth Services & Sports Department;  Zubair Ahmad, Secretary Tourism Department received the Lieutenant Governor. A large number of officers and employees of the various departments were also present.

Lieutenant Governor inspected the ceremonial Guard of Honour by a contingent of J&K Police.

He also interacted with the officers and sought their suggestions for further improving the public delivery mechanism, besides advising them to continue working with dedication for the welfare of the public. He reiterated the government’s resolve of working tirelessly towards ensuring responsive and accountable government and good governance at all levels.

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