SRINAGAR: All the 28 political appointees who were engaged as Chairperson/Vice Chairperson/Deputy Chairmen of various Boards/Corporations/PSUs in the State by the erstwhile government of Jammu and Kashmir have demit office except senior PDP leader Nizamuddin Bhat who holds the charge of Vice-Chairman of Wakf Board.
Pertinently, in tune with the provisions of the Standing Operating Procedure (SoP) issued vide Govt Order No: 299-GAD of 2016 dated: 01.04.2016, twenty-five political appointees have submitted their resignation which have been accepted by the Governor.
Immediately after the imposition of the Governor’s Rule last month, the State Government had asked all the Administrative Departments to implement the provisions of Standing Operating Procedure which inter-alia provide resignation of members/ chairpersons of various statutory/non-statutory Boards and Organizations. The Standing Operating Procedure was reiterated by the General Administration Department (GAD) on 21.06.2018.
The Government today said that out of the 28 incumbents, 25 have submitted their resignation which have been accepted by the Governor while the appointment of Vice Chairperson, J&K Advisory Board for the Development of Gujjars & Bakerwals and Vice Chairperson, J&K Agro Industries Development Corporation were terminated on 09.07.2018.
Only the Vice-Chairman of Wakf Board Nizamuddin Bhat is yet to demit office as his appointment is regulated by Section-9 of the Jammu and Kashmir Specified Wakafs and Specified Wakaf Properties (Management and Regulation) Act, 2004. (KNB)