Guv reallocates portfolios, new advisor gets Power, Finance among 7  departments

Srinagar, Nov 09 : The governor on Friday reallocated portfolios among his four advisors, a day after K K Kumar, a former chief secretary of New Delhi and Goa, assumed the office.

Kumar was also conferred important Departments of Finance, Public Works (R&B), PHE & IFC, PDD, Housing & Urban Development, Information Technology, Industries & Commerce and Science & Technology.  

As per a notification issued by the General Administration Department (GAD) here, the Planning, Development & Monitoring, Rural Development & Panchayati Raj, Ladakh Affairs, Election, Disaster Management, Relief Rehabilitation & Reconstruction, Revenue, Food Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs, Tribal Affairs, ARI & Trainings, Agriculture Production and Horticulture have been allocated to Advisor B B Vyas.

The Departments of Home, Forests, Ecology & Environment, Health & Medical Education, Youth, Services & Sports, Hospitality & Protocol, Civil Aviation, Estates, Information, Law, Justice & Parliamentary Affairs Departments have been allocated to the Advisor K Vijay Kumar

School Education, Higher Education, Transport, Haj & Auqaf, Technical Education, Floriculture, Animal & Sheep Husbandry, Cooperatives, Tourism, Culture, Social Welfare Labour & Employment and have been allotted to Advisor Khurshid Ahmad Ganai.

However, as per the order, the papers related to GAD shall be submitted by Chief Secretary directly to the Governor.


 “In pursuance of Section-2 of the Jammu and Kashmir Delegation of Powers Act, 2018 (Governor’s Act No. 1 of 2018), and in partial modification of SRO-282 dated 23 June 2018, and read with Notification SRO-293 dated 2nd July 2018, the Governor is pleased to direct that the powers exercisable by a Minister shall be exercised by the Advisors to the Governor in respect of the Departments allocated to them,” the order said.(GNS) 

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