Clear Air On Darbar Move, Tarigami To Govt

SRINAGAR: Senior CPI(M) leader and former legislator Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami on Friday said that Jammu and Kashmir administration led by lieutenant governor Manoj Sinha’s announcement that it has completely transitioned to an e-office, after which the 149-year-old biannual Darbar Move was no longer needed, has left several questions unanswered.

In a statement, Tarigami said that after the announcement, the administration on June 30 also cancelled the allotment of residential accommodations of  Darbar Move employees in Jammu and Srinagar.

“The employees have been given 21 days to vacate their accommodations,” Tarigami said in a statement.

“However, the question remains, where will Chief Secretary, Director General of Police, administrative secretaries, and other senior officers remain seated? If they work digitally, wherefrom will they operate physically? If people have to meet any officer, where will they meet him or her? There is no clarity on this issue,” he said.

“Where from the Raj Bhawan will work? As and when elections are held in J&K, wherefrom the Assembly will operate and where from Chief  Minister and his council of ministers will work? There is no clarity on all these questions in the recent announcement by the administration,” he added.

“Similarly, if the allotment of residential accommodations of Darbar Move employees in Jammu and Srinagar has been cancelled, where will they be stationed now? There is no clarity over this issue as well and it has created uncertainty amid the prevailing tough times,” he further added.

“The government must come up with a proper plan and mechanism as to how they intend to operate the Civil Secretariat and its affiliated offices now,” said Tarigami in a statement.

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