J&K floods: Civil Secretariat to start functioning from Sep 18

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Jammu
  • Updated: Sep 15, 2014 21:03 IST

The state cabinet that met under the chairmanship of chief minister Omar Abdullah on Monday decided that the state government shall start functioning from the Civil Secretariat, Srinagar, from September 18.

It was also decided that no holidays will be observed on Saturdays and Sundays in the government offices in the Kashmir Valley, except educational institutions, till the closure of offices on account of Darbar Move.

The Cabinet while condoling the loss of precious lives in the unprecedented floods which have struck the state has reiterated the requirements, projected to the Prime Minister by a group of ministers of the J&K government recently at New Delhi, for sanctioning relief for the flood-affected people of the state in relaxation of the SDRF norms. The Prime Minister was urged to issue the necessary sanctions in this regard.

Considering the enormity of the clean-up and sanitation operations in the Srinagar Municipal Corporation areas, it was decided to divide these areas into three zones and put three senior officers incharge of each zone for this purpose.

Sheikh Mushtaq Ahmed, secretary higher education department, GN Qasba, commissioner, SMC, and Tufail Mattoo, managing director, J&K Cable Car Corporation, were asked to perform these functions.

The housing and urban development department will work out the details in this regard immediately.

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