The Government on Thursday ordered placement of Mohammad Hussain Malik, KAS, and Secretary to the Chief Minister as Commissioner Secretary to the Chief Minister.
Malik is also holding the charge of Information, Floriculture and Parks and Gardens Departments.
Hailing the placement of Malik as Commissioner Secretary to the Government, the KAS Officers Association today said that it is for the first time in the administrative history of J&K that a KAS officer has reached to the level of the Commissioner Secretary.
The Association said it is only because of the massive exercise of Cadre Review undertaken by the present government recently that the KAS officers can now reach to the level of Commissioner Secretaries.
Thanking the Government, especially the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti and the members of the Cabinet Sub-Committee on cadre review including Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh, Forest Minister, Choudhary Lal Singh, Finance Minister, Dr Haseeb Drabu, Minister for Social Welfare, Sajad Gani Lone, and Minister for Works, Mr Naeem Akhtar, the Association said that the move would go a long way in boosting the morale of the KAS officers.
The Association has also thanked the Chief Secretary BB Vyas for his unflinching support in creating more career progression avenues for the KAS cadre.