J&K govt sanctions Rs 63 crore for new admin units

  • PTI, None, Srinagar
  • Updated: Jul 17, 2014 13:38 IST

Jammu and Kashmir government has approved a proposal for operationalisation of new administration units in the state and allotted Rs 63 crores to make them functional immediately.

A decision in this regard was taken at a cabinet meeting under the chairmanship of chief minister Omar Abdullah yesterday, an official spokesman said.

He said the cabinet approved the recommendations made by the high power committee headed by the Chief Secretary for examining the proposals of different departments regarding creation of posts and necessary infrastructure for the new administrative units.

The Cabinet approved the creation of 5860 posts out of which 181 are under gazetted category and remaining under non-gazetted category by corresponding adjustment of 2187 posts out of overall strength of Revenue and Relief Department, the spokesman said.

He said the Cabinet approved the creation of infrastructure for the new units - 46 sub divisions, 135 tehsils, 177 C D blocks, 301 niabats and 2576 patwar halqas - in a phased manner as per the recommendations of the committee.

The Cabinet also approved the allotment of funds to the tune of Rs 63.22 crore for making these new units immediately operational, the spokesman said.

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