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94 officials in Tourism Department promoted, cleared to higher grades

As many as 94 employees of different cadres in Directorate of Tourism, Kashmir, were promoted/cleared to higher grades by the Departmental Promotion Committee (DPC) held under the chairmanship of Director, Tourism, Kashmir, Dr. G N Itoo.

The said committee held its meeting here after a gap of four years. Besides, Director, Tourism, Kashmir as chairman, the DPC comprised Joint Director, Tourism; Deputy Director, Tourism, Kashmir and Chief Executive Officers of concerned Tourism Development Authorities as members.

The officials cleared for promotions in the DPC meeting include three Head Assistants as Section Officers, four Senior Receptionists as Assistant Tourist Officers, one Receptionist as Senior Receptionist, five Senior Assistants as Head Assistants, three Junior Assistants as Senior Assistants, six class-IV officials as Junior Assistants, five Grade-I drivers as Chauffeurs, 12 Grade-II drivers as Grade-I drivers, nine Bearers as Junior Khansaman besides other officials in Class-IV category.

41 officials of different cadres were also accorded in situ promotions based on their completion of requisite qualifying service in feeding cadres.

The DPC also decided to hold regular meetings in future to clear promotion cases of employees so that they get their service benefits well in time.

Congratulating the employees, Dr G N Itoo hoped that they would work with renewed real and zest and contribute their best to the Department and the Government. He assured the employees to look into their other service matters like revision of recruitment rules, fixing of seniority in some cadres etc. and get these resolved at the earliest.


Three terrorists affiliated with LeT, TRF held in J-K’s Ganderbal


Ganderbal Police along with the teams of 24 Rashtriya Rifles and 115 Batallion of CRPF on Friday arrested three terrorists who are allegedly affiliated with proscribed outfits Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), the Resistance Front (TRF), said a statement by the Indian army on Saturday.

Two pistols, three magazines, and two Chinese grenades were recovered from the accused persons, added the statement.

The three were identified as Faisal Manzoor, a resident of Braripora Shopian, Azhar Yaqoob, a resident of Zaipora, Shopian, and Nasir Ahmad Dar, a resident of Begam Kulgam, as per the statement.

“During preliminary questioning, the three revealed their affiliation with proscribed outfit LeT/TRF and indulgence in various terror-related activities in the district,” said the statement.

An FIR had been registered and further investigation is underway.



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Fresh Weather Update in Jammu Kashmir for next 48 hours: Check Here

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Fair weather with clear night sky on Saturday kept minimum temperatures below the freezing point in Kashmir and Ladakh as the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast dry weather during the next 48 hours

“Weather is likely to remain dry in J&K and Ladakh during the next 48 hours as the minimum temperatures continue to remain low in the two UTs”, an official of IMD said.

Srinagar recorded minus 1.0 degree Celsius, Pahalgam minus 2.8 and Gulmarg minus 7.5 as the minimum temperature on Saturday.

Drass town clocked minus 14.4 degree, Leh minus 14.6 and Kargil minus 16.9 as the night’s lowest temperature.

Jammu city had recorded 6.9, Katra 6.0, Batote 0.9, Banihal minus 0.6 and Bhaderwah 0.6 as the minimum temperature.



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J&K Govt employee arrested for taking bribe

Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) arrested a clerk for demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 2000.

A statement of ACB issued here said that it received a complaint alleging that Hilal Ahmad, a clerk at Tehsil office Singhpora, Baramulla was demanding a bribe of Rs 2000 for settling a grievance of the complainant.

It said that the complainant alleged that land measuring 1 kanal falling under survey No 193, 192, 214, 264 Intikal No 191, Khewat No 38 situated at Daslipora Pattan, Baramulla was his ancestral property and it had been grabbed by the Khatija (sister of father) of Guroo Bazar Srinagar. The statement said that for settlement of the issue, the complainant on many occasions approached revenue authorities of tehsil Singhpora but they kept on delaying the matter.


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