New Delhi: Union Minister of State, Dr. Jitendra Singh on Friday said that 22 officers belonging to various services and different cadres have been posted in Jammu & Kashmir at various levels to address the shortage of officers in the Union Territory.
Reports said that Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) deputation rules have been relaxed to encourage IAS and other All India Service Officers as well as officers of Central Services to get posted in J&K.
Briefing the media about several steps taken to address the shortage of officers in J&K, Singh said, due to this relaxation, 22 officers belonging to various services and different cadres have been posted in Jammu & Kashmir at various levels at a crucial time.
He said DoPT has played a major role in facilitating induction of Jammu & Kashmir Administrative Services Officers into IAS by coordinating with J&K, Ministry of Home Affairs and UPSC.
“As a result recently 16 officers from JKAS have been inducted into IAS and another 8 such vacancies will be filled up shortly giving opportunities to J&K’s own Administrative Service officers to become part of prestigious IAS service after a long gap of 12 years,” he said.
The Minister also added that Mid-Career Training of J&K’s Administrative Service officers of various seniority was carried out in collaboration with LBSNAA and this has provided a new level of exposure to the J&K Administrative Service Officers and more than 200 offices