Union Minister of State, Jitendra Singh on Friday said that 22 officers belonging to various services and different cadres have been posted in Jammu and Kashmir at various levels to address the shortage of officers in the Union Territory.
As per a local news agency, Kashmir News Observer (KNO), Singh informed 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 the newly created UT, Singh said, due to this relaxation, 22 officers belonging to various services and different cadres have been posted in Jammu and Kashmir at various levels at a crucial time.
He said DoPT has played a major role in facilitating induction of Jammu and Kashmir Administrative Services Officers into IAS by coordinating with UT of 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 the JKAS 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 JKAS officers of various seniority was carried out in collaboration with LBSNAA and this has provided a new level of exposure to the JKAS Officers and more than 200 offices. (KNO)