Jammu & Kashmir

Offices to close in Srinagar on Oct 27, reopen in Jammu on Nov 6

Srinagar: According to a government order issued by General Administration Department here, the Government offices observing five days week shall close at Srinagar on October 27, 2017 (Friday) after the office hours and the offices observing six days week shall close at Srinagar on 28 October 2017(Saturday) after the office hours and reopen at Jammu on November 06(Monday), 2017.

“All the departments shall ensure that records are packed in boxes after working hours on last working day as indicated above,” a government statement said.

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 (Monday) 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 SRTC has been asked to make available sufficient number of buses in good condition for transportation of Jammu based employees on 28th October and 29th October and Kashmir based employees on 4th and 5th November 2017. The booking of buses shall be for the destination of the employees wherever feasible. Tickets shall be issued by SRTC in advance i.e. from October 23rd, 2017 both from Civil Secretariat as well as from the main booking counters of SRTC.

J&K SRTC will also make available trucks for shifting the records from Srinagar to Jammu. The trucks shall be requisitioned by the departments from J&K SRTC and the departments shall draw advance for meeting carriage and package charges. The trucks shall be allowed to enter the Secretariat premises after 5.00 P.M on the last working day.

Loading of trucks shall commence on the day following 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 29th October, 2017 in a convoy.

J&K SRTC will also ensure that one Crane, two empty Buses and two empty shall 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 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. Director General of Police, J&K will issue necessary guidelines to the field agencies accordingly.

Health Department has been asked to keep available Medical Aid facilities enroute at various places including Qazigund, Banihal, Ramsu, Ramban, Patnitap, Kud, Udhampur and Jajarkotli, on the days when the employees travel from Srinagar to Jammu. Principal Secretary Health and Medical Education will issue necessary instruction in this behalf to the Directorates of Kashmir and Jammu Divisions accordingly.

It has been ordered that no moving employee shall occupy any Government/E.P/Municipal residential accommodation except under proper allotment order. Moreover the move employees can retain the Government accommodation allotted to them at Srinagar for bona-fide use of their families under intimation to the Estates department on applicable terms and conditions.

The moving employees having Ration Cards at Srinagar shall surrender the same to the Director, Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution Department, Srinagar and obtain a surrender certificate. The Director, Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution Department, Jammu shall issue Ration Cards to move employees at Jammu on the opening of the Offices. The employees who desire to move without families may retain the Ration Cards at Srinagar for the Winter Season.

Special Move T.A shall be paid at the uniform rate of Rs. 15,000/-per employee. This shall be drawn and disbursed in advance. Special move T.A shall not, however, be payable to such of the employees who do not move within the prescribed Time. Advance pay is also authorized in terms of Rule 14.26 of the J&K Financial code (vol-1) in favour of such of the Non-Gazetted moving employees who may apply for the same which shall be recoverable in installments as per rules.

The Salary for the month of October, 2017 in respect of all the employees working in moving offices shall be drawn on 23rd of October, 2017.

No leave shall be admissible in combination/continuation of move days except in very exceptional circumstances. The concerned Administrative Secretaries shall sanction leave whatever due to the employees on very exceptional circumstances. It has been also ordered that all the Administrative Departments shall detach the staff if any, attached by them from subordinate offices of Kashmir division.

The office timing on the reopening of the offices at Jammu shall be 9.30 am to 5 pm in respect of Civil Secretariat and heads of department located within the Civil Secretariat premises and 10 am to 4 pm in respect of all moving Departments located outside the Civil Secretariat and observing six days a week.

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