SRINAGAR: In a significant development, the administration of Jammu & Kashmir has appointed Union Territory level nodal officers for smooth conduct of Lok Sabha polls -2024.
The UT-level nodal officers were appointed on Monday to look into different areas, and issues for the smooth conduct of the Lok Sabha polls. The appointments have been made after directives of the Election Commission of India (ECI) on the matter.
The officers appointed as nodal officers include the administrative secretary, Jal Shakti department (water and sanitation issues), administrative secretary, Housing & Urban Development department (local bodies), administrative secretary, Power Development Department (power), administrative secretary, Public Works Department (public works), administrative secretary, School Education department (education), administrative secretary, Social Welfare department (social welfare) Commissioner, Sales Tax (sales tax), Managing Director, J&K Regional Transport Corporation (transport), Commissioner, Excise Department (excise), Relief & Rehabilitation Commissioner (migrants), Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, J&K Bank Limited (banks and financial institutions) and chairman and chief executive officer, J&K Bank Limited (SLBC convenor).
The Lok Sabha elections are likely to take place in April –May 2024. In the last Lok Sabha polls, NC and BJP won three seats each in J&K—(KNO)