Jammu & Kashmir

JK Admin asks officials above Under Secretary rank to attend August 15 functions

Armed forces personnel stands deployed in Srinagar, Kashmir. [FPK File Photo/ Zainab]

Secretaries, HoDs, MDs, others asked to ensure all officers, officials participate in the event

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Friday directed all the officials above the rank of Under Secretary to attend the main function of August 15 in Jammu and Srinagar.

The administration in a circular said that any absence will be only permissible with prior permission of their immediate superior.

“Independence Day is an important national event celebrated on 15t August every year. All government employees are duty bound to participate in commemorating such an important turning point in the history of our Nation,” reads the circular.

It reads that all the officers above the rank of Under Secretaries in the Union Territory stationed at Srinagar and Jammu are therefore enjoined upon to attend the main function of the Independence Day Celebration at the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Stadium, Sonawar, Srinagar and Maulana Azad Stadium, Jammu respectively, as part of their official duty.

“Any absence shall be only permissible with prior permission of their immediate superior,” it said.

It added that all the Administrative Secretaries, Heads of the Departments, Managing Directors and Chief Executives of the Public Sector Undertakings are advised to ensure that all officers and officials working under their administrative control, and stationed at Srinagar and Jammu, attend the function at their respective places.

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