Darbar move offices to close in Srinagar on 30 Oct, reopen in Jammu on 9 Nov

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Srinagar: As part of the bi-annual Darbar move, the Civil Secretariat, seat of Jammu and Kashmir government, along with other offices will close here on 30 October and reopen in the winter capital Jammu on 9 November.

According to an order issued by General Administration Department, the Government offices observing five days week shall close at Srinagar on 30 October, 2020 (Friday) after the office hours and the offices observing six days week shall close at Srinagar on 31 October 2020 (Saturday) after the office hours and reopen at Jammu on 9 November (Monday), 2020. All the departments shall ensure that records are packed in boxes after working hours on last working day in Srinagar.

It has been ordered that the offices moving in camp shall carry only 33% of the strength of staff in that particular office or with 10 officials whichever is minimum.

All Departments have been asked to send their advance parties on 23 October 2020 (Friday) consisting of one Gazetted Officer and four to five Non-Gazetted Employees who will receive the records at Jammu. The departments shall ensure that boxes are properly locked and their keys reach the advance parties at Jammu well in time. The S.S.P. Security, Civil Secretariat will furnish a list of defaulting departments in this regard to the General Administration Department.

J-K RTC has been asked to make available sufficient number of buses in good condition for transportation of Jammu based employees on 31 October and 1st November and Kashmir based employees on 7th and 8th November 2020. The booking of buses shall be for the destination of the employees wherever feasible. Tickets shall be issued by RTC in advance i.e. from October 20th, 2020 both from Civil Secretariat as well as from the main booking counters of RTC.

J-K RTC will also make available trucks for shifting the records from Srinagar to Jammu. The trucks shall be requisitioned by the departments from J-K RTC and the departments shall draw advance for meeting carriage and package charges. The trucks shall be allowed to enter the Secretariat premises after 5.30 P.M on the last working day. Loading of records in the offices located outside the Secretariat premises, observing six days week, shall take place after working hours on the last working day. The loaded trucks shall leave for Jammu on 1st November, 2020 in a convoy.

J-K RTC will also ensure that one Crane, two empty Buses and two empty Trucks accompany the convoy on the respective days so that the employees do not face inconvenience due to any break down of buses/trucks on the way. Mobile workshop shall also accompany the convoy.

It has been ordered that the S.S.P Security, Srinagar will supervise packing/ loading of records of the officials located outside the Secretariat from Security point of view and issue clearance certificates to the drivers who in turn will show them to S.S.P. Security Civil Secretariat to allow them to be included in the convoy. The S.S.P Security, Civil Secretariat will ensure entrance of trucks/records in the Civil Secretariat, Jammu/Srinagar after proper scrutiny.

It has been ordered that Police shall escort the ‘employees’ and the ‘records convoy’ all along the route up to their respective destinations. They will also make sure that the move convoy is given precedence in crossing the Jawahar Tunnel. The Director General of Police, J-K will issue necessary guidelines to the field agencies accordingly.

Health and Medical Education Department shall make arrangements for COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test of all the employees of Civil Secretariat Srinagar who are shifting to Jammu in connection with the Annual Darbar Move (Winter Season). Further, any employee testing positive in the Rapid Antigen Test shall resume duties at Jammu only after testing negative. (KNS)

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