SRINAGAR: The administration of Jammu and Kashmir has submitted a request to the Central Government for an extension of deputation for two IAS officers whose tenure of deputation is nearing completion. Though both of them are from Jammu and Kashmir, their services were assigned to other states.

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Reports appearing in media said the Jammu and Kashmir administration has written to the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) seeking an extension in the deputation tenure of two IAS officers: Raghav Langar and Dr Syed Sehrish Asgar, both of whom are presently serving in Jammu and Kashmir. Langar holds the position of Administrative Secretary in the Planning, Development, and Monitoring Department, while Asgar serves as the Deputy Commissioner of Baramulla.

Langar, a 2009 batch IAS officer of the Uttarakhand cadre, has already had their deputation extended, which is set to expire in October this year. Asgar, belonging to the 2013 batch of IAS officers allocated to the Punjab cadre, will see their deputation expire next month.

The government wants to retain them for their better performance in the home state, reports added.

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