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J&K cabinet reshuffle: Sharma appointed director tourism

Soujanya Kumar Sharma has been posted as director tourism, Jammu. He shall, however, continue to hold the charge of director information till further orders.

india Updated: Dec 19, 2013 18:39 IST
HT correspondent

Soujanya Kumar Sharma has been posted as director tourism, Jammu. He shall, however, continue to hold the charge of director information till further orders.


The orders were issued in a cabinet meeting chaired by chief minister Omar Abdullah on Friday.

Jammu and Kashmir planning and development department director and ex-officio special secretary Shabir Ahmad Bhat has been transferred and posted as director command area development, Jammu, relieving director agriculture Jammu of the additional charge.

Showkat Ahmad Beigh, special secretary, CM's private office, Srinagar, has been posted as director, area planning and ex-officio special secretary, planning and development department.

The Cabinet also accorded sanction to the establishment of a government polytechnic institute for Pulwama district in the campus of Islamic University of Science and Technology, Awantipora.

It also approved creation of two posts of senior private secretaries in the pay scale of Rs 15,600- Rs 39,100 with grade pay of Rs 6600 by corresponding reduction of the equal number of posts of private secretaries of heads of departments in the pay scale of Rs 9,300-Rs 34,800 with grade pay of Rs 4,800 and re-designation of existing five posts of principal private secretaries as senior private secretaries.