LG Allocates Departments To Advisors

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The four Advisers to the Lieutenant-Governor are KK Sharma, Farooq Khan, Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar and Baseer Ahmad Khan and they will exercise the powers of a minister.

The Lieutenant-Governor will continue to hold the charge of the General Administration Department (GAD), Home Department and Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB). The papers of these departments will be submitted to him by the respective Administrative Secretaries through the Chief Secretary.

With the appointment of Baseer Ahmad Khan as his fourth Adviser, the Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir today brought a change in the allocation of different departments to be looked after by his Advisers.

The four Advisers of the Lieutenant-Governor are KK Sharma, Farooq Khan, Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar and Baseer Ahmad Khan and they will exercise the powers of a minister.

According to an order issued by the UT administration, Adviser KK Sharma has been allocated the portfolio of Planning, Development and Monitoring departments, Industries and Commerce, School and Higher Education, Technical Education, Agriculture Production and Horticulture departments.

Adviser Farooq Khan has been allocated Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department, Social Welfare, Tribal Affairs, Labour and Employment, Youth, Services and Sports, ARI and Trainings, Cooperative, Election and Haj and Auqaf departments.

Similarly, Adviser Rajiv Rai Bahtnagar would look after Health and Medical Education, Public Works (R&B), PHE & I&FC, Transport, Animal and Sheep Husbandry departments.

New Adviser Baseer Ahmad Khan would hold the charge of Power Development, Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Disaster Management, Relief, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction, Culture, Tourism and Floriculture departments.

Bhatnagar would advise the Lieutenant-Governor on significant matters relating to the Home Department and coordinate activities of the police and sports, including terror monitoring group, force deployment, intelligence work, preparedness for law & order, operational effectiveness, counter cross-border propaganda, jails, FSL, prosecution, narcotics control and POCSO matters.

However, the Lieutenant-Governor would continue to hold the charge of General Administration Department (GAD), Home Department and Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB). The papers of these departments would be submitted to him by the respective administrative secretaries through Chief Secretary.

Similarly, the papers related to All-India Services (IAS, IPS and IFS) would be submitted by the respective Administrative Secretaries through the GAD and Chief Secretary for consideration of the Lieutenant-Governor.

The papers related to the Housing and Urban Development Departments, Information Technology, Science and Technology, Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Estates, Forest, Ecology and Environment and Information Departments would be submitted by the respective Administrative Secretaries to the Lieutenant-Governor.

The papers related to Finance, Hospitality and Protocol and Civil Aviation Departments would be submitted to the Lieutenant-Governor through Financial Commissioner, Finance Department.

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