COVID-19: Darbar opening in Srinagar deferred till 15 June

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Srinagar: As the lockdown extends to 3 May and cases of the coronavirus spike, the J-K government on Friday deferred “formal” reopening of Darbar move offices in Srinagar till mid June.

Modifying the 10 April order, the government ordered that the formal opening of the Darbar at Srinagar will take place on 15 June.

“All officers assigned specific COVID-19 control tasks shall continue to function from their present location till further orders, so as to ensure that COVID-19 control efforts are not hampered on account of physical dislocation of officers/offices,” reads the fresh order.

The Civil Secretariat at Srinagar shall start partial functioning on 4 May with the staff and officers on “as is where is” basis, that is those who have already been or likely to get relocated before that date.

“All Administrative Secretaries shall furnish list of officers/staff who shall work from Srinagar and Jammu respectively to the General Administration Department by 21.04.2020,” reads the order.

The concerned Administrative Secretaries and Head of Departments have been asked to assign work to officers, staff stationed at Srinagar, and Jammu accordingly for obtaining maximum efficiency and minimum disruption.

“All Administrative Secretaries will put in place a robust online/electronic/ video conferencing/other communication mode at Jammu/Srinagar to ensure a virtual office at both the places,” the ordered added. (GNS)

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