K K Sharma appointed as fourth Advisor to Guv, JK set for long spell of Guv’s rule

Srinagar: The Governor Satya Pal Malik has appointed K K Sharma, a 1983 batch IAS officer of AGMUT cadre, having occupied the position of Chief Secretary in Goa and Secretary Higher education in the ministry of human resources development, Government of India, as his fourth Advisor, Kashmir News Service (KNS) reported.

Sources, cited by KNS, revealed that like K Vijay Kumar one of the present three advisors to Governor, K K Sharma is also a non J&K cadre All India Services officer and appointment of 4th Advisor to Governor from outside Jammu and Kashmir indicates that the state is set for a long spell of Governor’s rule and interestingly the Governor is constitutionally bound to desolve state assembly by or before 17th December this year if new popular government is not put in place before 17th December.

After the appointment of 4th Advisor, the Governor Satya Pal Malik is likely to reshuffle the port folios of his present three advisors and some of the port folios held by them to new advisor KK Sharma.

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