Darbar Move Deferment In Conflict with COVID measures

The deferment of move offices from Srinagar to Jammu for second consecutive year amid free movement of tourists from other states of country to Jammu & Kashmir and no restrictions on government sponsored public functions shows that government prefers it own institutional and administrative conveniences over the conveniences of the people. Had government been serious about the health safety of the people  amid fear of  a second strain of covid-19 pandemic in Jammu & Kashmir, it won’t have allowed 50,000 visitors to visit Tulip garden on a single day early this month. Such highly questionable and objectionable decisions taken against the health concerns of the people of Jammu & Kashmir show that government does not show respect to conveniences of the people of Jammu & Kashmir but only takes care of the political conveniences of the party ruling at the centre which interestingly is directly overseeing the affairs of the Jammu & Kashmir Government for about last three years. Though taking credit for installing eOffice Software Project for electronic movement of the files between the secretariats in two capital cities can’t be questioned on any count but the government under any circumstances does not reserve the right to use the eOffice software facilities for the conveniences of it’s employees at the cost of conveniences of the people of Jammu & Kashmir.  In democracy the governments have to prefer the conveniences of the people over the conveniences of it’s employees. Imposing no restrictions on government sponsored public functions, tourism operations and preparatory activities for the annual amaranth yatra are the moves taken in contradiction to the deferment of the biannual shifting of move offices from Srinagar to Jammu for the second consecutive year.

Suspending the movement of the employees of move offices amid no bar on government sponsored public functions, tourist operations and preparatory activities for annual amaranth yatra shows that government’s decision over biannual shifting of move offices from Jammu to Srinagar is guided by it’s own conveniences and not by the conveniences of the people of Jammu & Kashmir. 

More questionable decision than the darbar move shifting is the split of the staff between the secretariats of the twin capital cities as it virtually sends out message of split between the two divisions of the already divided erstwhile Jammu & Kashmir state. The conflicts in the decisions of the government ultimately erode the faith of people in it’s working and as such the government has to ensure that there are no conflicts in it’s decisions on a single issue which this time is containment of COVID-19 pandemic. Government’s contention that eOffice Software project will now facilitate electronic movement of files between the two secretariats conveys the message that hereafter movement of employees between the two secretariats remains the only challenge in continuing the  practice of biannual darbar move in Jammu & Kashmir. Suspending the movement of the employees of move offices amid no bar on government sponsored public functions, tourist operations and preparatory activities for annual amaranth yatra shows that government’s decision over biannual shifting of move offices from Jammu to Srinagar is guided by it’s own conveniences and not by the conveniences of the people of Jammu & Kashmir.

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